National Merit Scholarship Winner

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North High School student Ritwik Bhatia has been named a winner in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. Ritwik’s National Merit $2,500 Scholarship award will be underwritten by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  

From approximately 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, only about 16,000 were named semifinalists. In order to advance in the competition, semifinalists had to become finalists by fulfilling several requirements, which included submitting a detailed scholarship application and presenting a record of strong academic performance. The winners of about 8,000 National Merit Scholarships were chosen from a group of approximately 15,000 distinguished finalists.

This designation places Ritwik in the top 0.5 percent of all students nationwide. The district congratulates him on this fine accomplishment.