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Khanal Named National Merit Finalist

For the first time, a Missouri Military Academy cadet shares a lofty status alongside 15,000 other U.S. high school students. Nischal Khanal ’13 was notified of the announcement at lunch today.  Khanal was named a National Merit Semifinalist in September and had been awaiting news.   He scored in the top one-third of the original 50,000 high scorers to achieve Semifinalist status.

Missouri Military Academy Academics

Dean of Academics LTC Frank Giuseffi was the first to know – but it was not long after until Nischal was commended for his achievement. He will find out between March and mid-June if he is a scholarship winner.

According to the organization, Khanal’s abilities, skills, and accomplishments will determine if he is selected to receive a Merit Scholarship.  National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) selectors will also evaluate Khanal’s academic record, two sets of test scores, information about his school involvement, and a personal essay, among other criteria.

Khanal is now in the running to be one of 8,300 Finalists that will be selected to receive a Merit Scholarship award. Beginning next month and continuing to mid-June, NMSC will alert the winners.