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Three Rockets named National Merit Semifinalists

McNicholas High School is proud to announce that seniors Ethan Koran, Erin McManus, and Jason Munzel are semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) program. Semifinalists represent the top 0.5% of seniors nationwide based on the results of the PSAT/NMSQT test the students took as juniors.

“We are proud of Ethan, Erin, and Jason and congratulate them and their families on this tremendous honor,” Principal David Mueller said. “At McNicholas, we strive to help each student discover his or her God-given brilliance; we are so proud of these three scholars whose hard work has allowed their talents to shine.”

Ethan, Erin, and Jason’s distinction as semifinalists, along with approximately 16,000 other academically-talented high school seniors across the nation, provides them the opportunity to compete for about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million.

 “Three semifinalists in a school our size is impressive,” Mr. Mueller added. “We are grateful for the hard work of these students and of their teachers and mentors who have guided them along the way.”

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 “Three semifinalists in a school our size is impressive. We are grateful for the hard work of these students and of their teachers and mentors who have guided them along the way.”
Mr. David Mueller, Principal

McNicholas HIgh School's three National Merit Semifinalists 2021

Erin McManus: Thespian, McNicholas Band Member, Martial Arts Instructor, St. Joseph Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist.

Jason Munzel: Thespian, Cross Country and Track Athlete, Leader of Hands Across Campus Diversity and Inclusion Club, St. Joseph Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist.  

Ethan Koran: McNicholas Band Member, Volleyball Athlete, Peer Mentor, Eagle Scout, St. Joseph Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist.

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