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Fifteen NPS Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

September 15, 2023 – Norman Public Schools is thrilled to announce that 15 of our outstanding students have been named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists in the prestigious 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.


The National Merit Scholarship Program is a highly competitive and prestigious academic competition that recognizes and rewards the academic excellence of high school seniors across the United States. Each year, approximately 16,000 Semifinalists are selected from more than 1.5 million high school juniors who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). These Semifinalists represent the top 1% of test-takers in the nation.


The following 15 students from Norman High and Norman North High Schools have achieved the remarkable distinction of being named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:


Enya Apanasova

Penelope Cline

Serena Feng

Grant Goering

Jacob Hayes

Matthew Houston

Elianna Huang

Aiden Isch

Christian Jensen

Bryan Joo

Langxi Luo

Matthew Moore

Ridwan Siddique

Elias Sikavitsas

Katherine Xue


"We are incredibly proud of our Semifinalists for their remarkable achievement. Their dedication to academic excellence is truly commendable, and they serve as outstanding representatives of our school and community," said Dr. Nick Migliorino, Superintendent of Norman Public Schools. "We are confident that they will continue to excel in their educational journeys and make a positive impact on the world."


In the coming months, these Semifinalists will have the opportunity to advance to the Finalist level, where they will compete for approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. To become Finalists, they must meet several additional requirements, including submitting a detailed scholarship application and demonstrating an outstanding academic record.


Go to to learn more about the National Merit Scholarship program.