BRIDGEWATER, NJ - A number of Bridgewater-Raritan High School students were named semifinalists from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, and will now compete for scholarships worth more than $31 million, being offered next spring.

Over 90 percent of finalists will earn finalist standing, and about half will win the scholarship.

More than 1.6 million juniors entered the program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. To become a finalist, students must submit a detailed scholarship application, have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed by a high school official, write an essay and earn a certain SAT score.

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Earning the title from Bridgewater-Raritan High School were:

  • Tanvi Bekal
  • Ryan Feng
  • Stephanie Hu
  • Ishita Khanna
  • Shihao Li
  • Hoai-An Nguyen
  • Rohan Patel
  • Matias Pietruszka
  • Nanditha Pradeep
  • Humza N. Qureshi
  • Maya R. Shankar
  • Ethan G. Weinstock
  • Emily T. Yi
  • Austin Y. Yu
  • Wayne Zhao

Also earning the title were Aromal Suresh, from Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School in Bridgewater, and Janum Shah, of the Academy for Health and Medical Sciences.