National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Four Puyallup Students are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Posted on 10/07/2020
Four Puyallup Students are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Congratulations to Puyallup’s 2021 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: Matthew Brosnan, Kai Bristol, Rebekah Lee, and Miriam Van Bergeyk! The program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and the potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Each of the Semifinalists will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.

Matthew Brosnon, Emerald Ridge High School Senior
Matthew has career aspirations of serving in the Air Force doing cyber security and programming. He hopes to be able to go to MIT or UW for computer science on a ROTC scholarship. He currently has a 3.99 GPA. 

 Kai Bristol, Puyallup High School Senior
Kai plans to major in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle campus. His current GPA is 3.961.

Rebekah Lee, Puyallup High School Senior
Rebekah is considering majoring in biomedical engineering or environmental engineering or mathematics. Her GPA is 3.9.

 Miriam Van Bergeyk, Puyallup High School Senior
Miriam’s intended major is Kinesiology and she plans to attend Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada. Her current GPA is 4.0.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.