•  CENTER GROVE HIGH SCHOOL
    National Merit Scholars 2021

     

    Finalists

    2021 National Merit Finalists

    Top: Rahul Appaji, Taylor Jarosinski, Christina Monev, Bryce Rayner
    Bottom: Connor Roach, Jacob Tallman, Saphna Vyas

    Seven Center Grove High School seniors were named Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Rahul Appaji, Taylor Jarosinski, Christina Monev, Bryce Rayner, Conor Roach, Jacob Tallman, Sapna Vyas.

    Approximately 15,000 Finalists were chosen from the highest scorers in each state for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered this spring. The nationwide pool of Finalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

    From the approximately 15,000 Finalists, about 7,600 will receive a Merit Scholarship. All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. A variety of information is available for NMSC to evaluate: The Finalist's academic record, information about the school's curriculum and grading system, PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score, the high school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the Finalist's own essay.

    There are three types of Merit Scholarships offered: 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships, 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, and 4,100 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards. Beginning in March and continuing to mid-June, NMSC notifies approximately these Finalists that they have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship award.

    Name College Major
    Rahul Appaji Undecided Biomedical engineering
    Taylor Jarosinski Indiana University-Bloomington Kinesiology
    Christina Monev Undecided Finance
    Bryce Rayner Purdue University Electrical engineering
    Connor Roach University of Washington Mathematics
    Jacob Tallman Purdue University Electrical engineering
    Sapna Vyas Undecided Pre-medicine with double major in humanities and human biology

     Semifinalists 

    2021 National Merit Semifinalist

    Back row: Jaxon B. Mann, Rahul Appaji, Jacob H. Tallman, Conor A. Roach
    Front row: Christina M. Monev, Sapna S. Vyas, Hemaksi Vats
    Not pictured: Taylor M. Jarosinski, Bryce W. Rayner

    Nine Center Grove High School seniors were named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Rahul Appaji, Taylor M. Jarosinski, Jaxon B. Mann, Christina M. Monev, Bryce W. Rayner, Conor A. Roach, Jacob H. Tallman, Hemaksi Vats, Sapna S. Vyas.

    Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were chosen from the highest scorers in each state for the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. 

    The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

    From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation.To become a Finalist, the Semifinalists and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes information about the students' academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.

     
     Taylor M Jarosinski  Jaxon B Mann
     
    Christina M Monev  Bryce W Rayner  Conor A Roach
     
    Jacob H Tallman  Hemaksi Vats  Sapna S Vyas
     
    Top: Rahul Appaji, Taylor M. Jarosinski, Jaxon B. Mann
    Middle: Christina M. Monev, Bryce W. Rayner, Conor A. Roach
    Bottom: Jacob H. Tallman, Hemaksi Vats, Sapna S. Vyas