CBSD Congratulates our National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and Commended students!

CBSD is proud to announce that 27 of our students were named semifinalists and 35 were named among the commended students in the prestigious 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several rigorous requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, “about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

CBSD is proud of our students' significant achievements in working toward this prestigious award! The recognition they have achieved brings honor to their school communities and to the entire Central Bucks School District. They are:

Central Bucks East

Semifinalists

  • Mason Bates
  • Chayton Dalby
  • Polina Guslyakova
  • Grace Mahony
  • Grace McDonald
  • Michael Rybalkin
  • Sajan Shah
  • Lawrence Song
  • Carina Sun
  • Annie Wang
  • Andrew Whinney

Commended Students

  • James Baker
  • Athena Basu
  • Andy Chen
  • Daisy Chen
  • Peter Chen
  • Audrey Cronin
  • Hailey Dooley
  • Holden Emery
  • Ethan Evans
  • Peter Glauber
  • Juri Han
  • Serena Mili
  • Gabrielle Sanclimenti
  • Jillian Sinton
  • Michael Skulsky

Central Bucks South

Semifinalists

  • Kevin Chen
  • Kevin He
  • William Huang
  • Amy Liu
  • Alexander McMoil
  • Kevin Pan
  • Kevin Parker
  • Daniel Strobel

Commended Students

  • Aidan Barrett
  • Yvonne Burke
  • Thomas Davidson
  • Soojee Fee
  • Zayd Hossain
  • Kevin Jin
  • Molly Kelch
  • Jerry Lo
  • Nolan Pye
  • Adchayan Santhirasegarin
  • Evan Sokolson
  • Matthew Timofeev

Central Bucks West

Semifinalists

  • Hafsah Ahmad
  • Vidya Balaji
  • Ethan Esserg
  • Mudit Gulgani
  • Sophie Kadan
  • Anirudh Nangunoori
  • Vineet Nahak
  • Cameron Schmidt

Commended Students

  • Caroline Crecca
  • Amanda George
  • Riley Growney
  • Julia Matthews
  • Isabella Scupp
  • Alison Silldorff
  • Dana Zhang