Congratulations to our 2021 National Merit Semifinalists!

Posted Nov 16th, 2020

Our Class 101 seniors know the secret to staying on top of college planning, and now their hard work is paying off! Seventeen of our students have qualified as semifinalists for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Providing over $40 million in scholarships each year, National Merit awards range from one-time $2,500 scholarships to corporate- or college-sponsored scholarships at full-tuition. With hard work and some Class 101 test-prep, our students qualified as semifinalists by scoring in the top 1% of over one million students who took the PSAT in 2019!

The National Merit Scholarship can make a huge difference in a student’s after-graduation plan. Not only can it help students afford higher education, but this prestigious recognition helps them stand out during the college admissions process.

To advance as finalists, they will compete against 16,000 other high schoolers for over $30 million dollars in scholarships. After an extensive application process, about 15,000 students will be chosen as finalists to receive these awards.

We are so proud of our seniors who qualified as semifinalists and wish them luck as they advance to the next steps of the scholarship program!

“Class of 2021” 17 Semifinalists Include: 

Bloomington, IN

  • Bryce Berger

Central Arkansas

  • Kolby Payne

Cypress, TX

  • Daniel Robinson

Dayton, OH

  • Kamryn Clark
  • Grace Gulczinski

Douglas County, CO

  • Ethan Hedrick

Franklin, TN

  • Ashvin Kodali

Lexington, KY

  • Catherine Lucier
  • Connor Knezic
  • Hannah Whaley
  • Hayden Caldwell
  • Sam Cutter

Memphis MidSouth, TN

  • Pedro Storch

Sugar Land, TX

  • Adrian Ng

Treasure Coast, FL

  • Sam Reeder

West Tennessee, TN

  • Sarah Wilson

Wilmington, NC

  • Andrei Mistreanu


Class 101 is here to help your student reach their full potential to get ahead of the curve before senior year. One of our featured services is test-prep, which includes preparing your student to take the PSAT and become a better test-taker for the future.

Ready to make test day the best day? Register for our PSAT Prep Course by calling 859.277.2371 or email for more information.