National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Fifteen MNPS Seniors Named Finalists for National Merit Scholarship
Posted on 03/03/2023
six MLK high school students standing together in a row.

MLK Merit Semi-Finalists


Fifteen MNPS seniors have been named finalists for the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship, putting them in the top 1 percent of all high school seniors graduating this spring across the United States.

Just 15,000 students were named finalists for the scholarship, which will be awarded based on skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

“Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists for one of the nation’s most prestigious honors for graduating seniors,” Director of Schools Dr. Adrienne Battle said. “Each of them has shown great talent, drive, and determination to get to this point, and I know their family members, teachers, principals, and other staff members have been there with them every step of the way.”

2023 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School

Hannah Chen, Roger Chen, Isabella Cruz, Lisa Kim, Benjamin McClarty, Mary O’Riordan, Kevin Ou, Andrew Pavlovic, and Donya Safarian

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School

Olivia Boyer, Gregory Gomez, Arnav Mujumdar, Kush Patel, Vincent Wang, and Lilly Zhang

Three types of National Merit Scholarships totaling nearly $28 million will be awarded to approximately 7,250 students this spring and summer.

Hume-Fogg Merit Finalists 2023

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