• Thomas Jefferson Academy of Advanced Studies

    National Merit Semifinalists


    The Senior Class of 2021 has set a new record for Thomas Jefferson Academy for Advanced Studies with six students qualifying as National Merit Semifinalists:


    Cole Collins

    Jace Collins 

    Tommy Nguyen 

    Leilah Pozo 

    Henry Tran 

    John Trang


    2021 National Merit Semifinalists Group Picture

  • "To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. Semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state. Qualifying scores vary from state to state and from year to year, but the scores of all Semifinalists are extremely high. NMSC provides scholarship application materials to Semifinalists through their high schools. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist."

    Excerpt taken from National Merit Scholarship Corporation 


    Parents and students interested in learning more about the National Merit Scholarship and how to qualify may visit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.