Main Line Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

Five Devon Prep seniors received honor from National Merit Scholarship Program.
DEVON, Pa. - Oct. 11, 2015 - PRLog -- Five Devon Prep Seniors, Grant McKnight of Wayne, Holden Barnes of West Chester,  Shyamal Patel of Norristown,  Alexandru Damian of Norristown and Brian Damerau of West Chester, were recently named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and scholarships.  More than 1.5 million students in U.S. high schools enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The Semifinalists are among the 16,000 students who are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Semifinalists are the only participants who qualify to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships. Scholarship winners will be named in 2016. Approximately 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level, based on academic achievement, skills and potential for success.

Devon Prep is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men in grades six to 12 conducted by the Piarist Fathers. The school is located on a 20 acre campus in Devon, Chester County and enrolls nearly 300 students who hail from Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties as well as parts of Philadelphia. For more information call 610-688-7337 or visit

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