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Nine Flyers Named National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 17, 2021

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that nine Lindbergh High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 students earned the honor nationwide.

National Merit Semifinalists are high school seniors who show exceptional skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Lindbergh’s honorees include Sophia Unzicker, Corinne Fox, Ida Fan, Ramy Benbakir, Brian Kim, Arthur Sullivan, Mukund Chidambaram, Nathan Martinez and Edwin Miller.

These students entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents fewer than 1% of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring individuals in each state.

LHS Principal Dr. Eric Cochran said that he is proud and excited to have nine students representing Lindbergh High School.

“I could not be more proud of these nine students,” Cochran said. “Their recognition is a result of their tremendous dedication to learning at the highest levels both inside and out of the classroom. Through this achievement, they represent the significant contributions of those who have helped them succeed, especially their parents and their families. Clearly, each of these individuals has a very bright future ahead of them after Lindbergh.”

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2022 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 362,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.