September 15, 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has recognized Sacred Heart Catholic School senior, Abigail Wiest as a Semifinalist. As a Semifinalist, she is among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90% of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar™® title.