A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
25 Seniors Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program
Christopher Columbus High School is proud to announce that 25 Explorers have earned recognition in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program for their outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test).
Columbus would also like to congratulate the NMSP Semifinalists: Michael Berry, Holt Boink, Jared Coleman and Albert Sanchez, as well as the Commended Students and those who were recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program. The faculty and staff at Columbus deserve credit for the tremendous job they do in preparing the students for these rigorous exams.
The semifinalists were announced on Wednesday, and include 16,000 high school seniors that will go on to compete for the scholarships offered next spring. According to a National Merit Scholarship Program press advisory, more than 90% of the semifinalists will be named as finalists for the scholarship. Of those finalists, about half will win a scholarship.
More than 1.5 million students applied for the highly competitive scholarship and the semifinalists represent less than 1% of all high-school seniors in the U.S. For each state, the number of semifinalists is proportional to that state's percentage of the total graduating seniors in the country, officials explained.
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners.
Columbus is fully accredited by AdvancEd and a member of the National Catholic Educational Association.