Senior Named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Congratulations to senior Matthew Siverling on being named a semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit®️ Scholarship Program. More than 16,000 students from across the country were recently named semifinalists as part of the 2019 National Merit®️ Scholarship Program.
Matthew will go on to compete for approximately 7,500 National Merit®️ Scholarships, worth about $31 million, that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship®️ award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit®️ Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar®️ title.
Matthew is an AP Scholar with Distinction, treasurer of the National Honor Society and a member of the Academic WorldQuest team and Tri-M Music Club. He is a captain and all-state player on the varsity baseball team, as well as previously played on the JV basketball and JV soccer teams. For the last several years Matthew has helped tutor students living in the Gladedale community and worked as a counselor at Charlotte Christian baseball camps. Matthew has verbally committed to play baseball at Virginia Tech next year.