NCS National Merit Semifinalists Tanvi Venkatesh, Michael Chen and Olivia Duke

This week, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Newark Charter School is the proud home of the following semifinalists:

Michael Chen

Olivia Duke

Tanvi Venkatesh

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $32 million that will be offered next spring. NMSC, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business member organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.