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2020 National Merit Scholarship Honorees

September 2020
Taylor Hottel

HCS - On September 9, 2020, twenty-two seniors from Hoover City Schools’ two high schools - Hoover High and Spain Park High - were announced as National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. These students were chosen for their outstanding academic performance on the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test (PSAT/NMSQT). Students were chosen from more than 1.5 million high school juniors who took the test, and the semifinalists represent less than the top 1% of the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Of these semifinalists, more than 10% attend Hoover High School and Spain Park High School. 

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) defines its mission as “ recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States.” The NMSC has been awarding scholarship to students since 1955, and this year will award approximately 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million. 

Hoover City Schools’ 2020 National Merit Semifinalists by school:

Hhs national merit honorees

Hoover High School:

Cullen Blanton
Luke Clark
Wesley Crenshaw
Katelyn Heglas
Ria Shah
Isabella Torres
Srija Vem
Nathan Williams
[Slideshow of 2020 HHS honorees]

group photo of Spain Park High School 2020 National Merit Semifinalists
Spain Park High School:

Megan Amrine
Benjamin Deas
Kruthika Dheeravath
Adam Ebrahim
Usman Farroqui
Samuel Harrison
Anna Morris
Zane Peacock
Advaith Vadlakonda
John Watson
Wyatt Williams
John Wilson
Amy Yang