Oak Ridge High School has five National Merit Semifinalists this year.  We are very proud of these academically talented seniors.  They now have the opportunity to continue in the National Merit Scholarship competition for some 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million. Over 1.5 million students entered the competition.  The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. If you see these students, please congratulate them!

Below is a photo of the semifinalists.

National Merit Semifinalists

From left to right:

Andrew Brady, son of Michael and Tina Brady

Matthew Calhoun, son of David and April Calhoun

Melody Guo, daughter of Yi Yang and Xiaoqin Guo

Travis Pitz, son of Daniel and Miriam Pitz

George Wang, son of Lisa Zhu


Submitted by: Brianna Ottinger, ORHS School Counselor