2020 National Merit Scholarships Semifinalist

Two Canyon High School seniors have been named semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarships.  Congratulations to Mark Gruji and Ethan Ong.

The students join about 16,000 other high school seniors across the country that were named Wednesday as semifinalists for the prestigious scholarship. About 90% of semifinalists are named finalists, and around half of the finalists go on to receive a scholarship.

The program, now in its 65th year, will award about $31 million in scholarships this spring.

pictured left to right: Ms. Julie Lee (counselor), Ethan Ong, Craig Abercrombie (principal), Mark Gruji

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced which of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2017 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition.  Canyon High School is proud to announce that seniors Shefali Krishan, Connor Woodson, Kun seo Yook, and  Zachary Yuan have been named as finalists.  The selection of Merit Scholarship winners from finalists nationwide is now in progress and winners will be announced this coming spring.

Jasmine Is A Disney Dreamer & Doer

Disneyland Resort Dreamers & Doers are high school students making a difference in their communities and schools. More than 250 students have been recognized by the Disneyland Resort for their positive actions, awarding them pay-it-forward grants and prizes ranging from theme park tickets to college scholarships.

The recipients of this year’s awards have led amazing projects or programs that have impacted their schools and communities in meaningful ways. Our own Jasmine Nguyen earned the program’s top achievement of Luminary, and was awarded a $1,000 grant for our school, a $3,000 grant for a nonprofit of Jasmine’s choice and an $11,000 college scholarship!

Jasmine Nguyen began a chapter of Junior State of America on our campus to provide a safe place for students across the political spectrum to discuss opinions.  Jasmine plans to study law and has expressed she would like a career path that leads to working for the ACLU.