For Immediate Release: November 14, 2019

Contact: Liz Merfeld, Madison School District, 608-335-2363

The School Board will recognize 41 high school seniors who have been named semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarships.

When: Monday, November 18, 2019

6:30 p.m. ceremony, reception to follow 

Where: Doyle Administration Building, McDaniels Auditorium

545 W. Dayton St., Madison 

The students join about 16,000 other high school seniors across the country who were named as semifinalists for the prestigious scholarship.  Finalists will be announced starting in the spring.

“These students have worked hard in the classroom. They’ve challenged themselves academically, and many participate in athletics, extracurricular activities and internships around the community – all in addition to their achievement as semifinalists,” said Board of Education Vice President Kate Toews.

The National Merit Scholarship Program was founded in 1955 to identify and honor scholastically talented American youth and to encourage them to develop their abilities to the fullest. 

Through this nationwide competition, National Merit Scholarships are awarded to program Finalists and Special Scholarships are awarded to other high-performing participants who meet a corporate sponsor's eligibility criteria.