Maranatha Seniors Achieve National Merit Scholar Finals

Maranatha High School recognizes two outstanding seniors in the National Merit Scholarship Program!
Congratulations to seniors Erica De Guzman and Matthew Peng for being acknowledged in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which is a United States academic scholarship competition for recognition and university scholarships administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year.Out of only 16,000 semifinalists, only 7,500 Finalists are chosen across the U.S., and both Erica and Matthew were selected to continue their advancement in the National Merit Scholarship Program as Finalists for 2019 for each demonstrating high potential and distinguished performances for future academic accomplishments.

Our two commended National Merit Scholar Finalists are not just academically talented. These are well-rounded seniors who are also accomplished SeaPerch Underwater Robotics winners, athletes, community servants, Ministry Team members, and musicians. Both Erica and Matthew are great representations of a Maranatha student. They will continue to take with them a legacy of service, faith, scholarship, and community from Maranatha that will continue their story as they begin their college journey.