This year, around a baker’s dozen Oak Park and River Forest High School students qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which students can enter by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The test screens around 1.5 million entrants each year, with only the highest-performing students advancing to the next round of the program. 

This year, those OPRF National Merit Scholarship semifinalists are:

Aaron C. Baker

Ev I Berger-Wolf

Nathan Devaud

Christopher E. Hugh

James N. Kennedy

Kevin H. Kodama

Merrick A. Ohata

Anna C. Schoeny

Ariel Sol B Schwartz

Ellary Shillington-Bartley

Dana M. Small

Jack P. Thomas-Colwell

Luca D. Zefran

Michael Romain

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