Pictured with Principal Paul Gasparini are Sravan Kodali (l) and Logan Roueche.
Christian Brothers Academy seniors Sravan Kodali and Logan Roueche have been named semifinalists in the 68th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Kodali and Roueche are among 16,000 students-a select group that represents less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide-who qualified for the scholarship program by scoring amongst the highest in their respective states on the preliminary Standardized Achievement Test (SAT).
These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 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 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
The program’s finalists and Merit Scholars will be named in spring 2023.
Kodali is the son of Vjjay and Lavanya Kodali of Canastota. Roueche is the son of Scott and Joan Roueche of Jamesville.
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, 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 340 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.