The spotlight is on Noah Egan, one of the National Merit® Scholarship Semifinalists from PWCS
Posted on 10/14/2019
National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Noah Egan in spotlightCongratulations to Brentsville District High School Senior Noah Egan for being named one of the PWCS semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit ® Scholarship Program!

Egan entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which serves as an initial screening. By being one of the highest-scoring entrants in the state, Egan has been recognized as a semifinalist; semifinalists make up less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors.

When asked about his academic success and becoming a semifinalist, he identified his love of reading and math as a stepping stone of his success. “I've always liked math, and I read a lot of books outside of school. I think my experience in reading and math outside of school helped me a lot for the test,” explained Egan.

Egan is the founder and co-president of the Brentsville District High School chapter of Mu Alpha Theta. As part of this club, he runs tutoring sessions for both high school and elementary school students. Noah is also co-captain of the academics team and the lead programmer for his VEX robotics team. Egan plans to attend a four-year university to study aerospace or mechanical engineering with a minor in physics. “I participated in the NASA Summer Residential Governor's School last year, and I plan to pursue more NASA internships in the future,” said Egan.

The National Merit Scholarships Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th National Merit Scholarship Program during the second week of September. NMSC offers three types of National Merit Scholarships. The finalists will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit ® $2,500 Scholarships that are awarded on a state-representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored scholarship awards will be provided by more than 200 corporations and business organizations for finalists who meet their specified criteria, and another 4,100 college-sponsored scholarships will be provided by nearly 180 colleges and universities.

The staff and administration are #PWCSProud of Noah and all of our PWCS semifinalists. Look for all of our National Merit® Scholarship Semifinalist features throughout the fall.