Two at Mehlville, Oakville named National Merit semifinalists


Oakville High senior Morgan Allen, right, with Oakville Principal Jan Kellerman.

Harrison Hong

Mehlville High School senior Harrison Hong and Oakville High School senior Morgan Allen were named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.

Semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high-school seniors and include students who scored the highest on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in each state. There are about 16,000 semifinalists.

To become a finalist, Harrison, left, and Morgan will have to submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received.