Skip to Content Skip to Footer Accessibility Concerns
National Merit Semifinalists from Shadow Ridge High School: Donovan Lerma,  Wyatt Wilson, Luke Esh, and Troi Orton

Four Shadow Ridge Students Named National Merit Semifinalists


DYSART SCHOOLS - Four high achieving Shadow Ridge High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists include Luke Esh, Donovan Lerma, Troi Orton and Wyatt Wilson, all of whom are interested in pursuing something within the field of engineering after high school. 

Only the highest scoring students in the state are named Semifinalists out of over 1.3 million high school juniors that take the PSAT/NMSQT test each year. Only 16,000 students, or less than one percent of all high school seniors in the U.S., advance to be Semifinalists, and these students can submit an application to be considered for Finalist and compete for one of 2,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded in the spring. 

“These students are among the top in the nation, and we are excited to see what their future holds,” said Dr. John Croteau, Dysart Schools Superintendent. “This accomplishment is a great testament to their hard work, and they are a great example of the high academic achievement that we strive for in Dysart.”  

About National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)

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 320 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.

For More Information

15802 N Parkview Place, Surprise