Moorestown Friends School senior and Cherry Hill resident Matthew Scalamandre was recently named a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.
This honor indicates that he scored in the 99th percentile or above on the 2013 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.
Scalamandre is part of a group of approximately 16,000 high school seniors who are now eligible to apply to become finalists. He has an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million.
Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors.
The National Merit Scholarship winners of 2015 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in March and concluding in mid-June.