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September 19, 2022 | 3 Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Posted September 19, 2022


Three Westside High School students have been named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists. These academically talented high school seniors (Hadassah ‘Lademi’ Davies, Edward Pike, and Thomas Steele) now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships nationwide, worth nearly $28 million dollars to be offered next Spring.

Hadassah Davies, Thomas Steele, Edward Pike named National Merit Semifinalists

Davies, Pike and Steele are part of less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors named Semifinalists. They can now apply to become Finalists, offering their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.


“These outstanding students are evidence of the academic excellence we nurture at Westside High School, and we are thrilled to celebrate their achievements,” said Dr. Jay Dostal, Principal of Westside High School. “We also intend to grow this number moving forward, giving our highest achieving students the support and opportunities they need not only to earn honors like this, but to find success at every level and throughout their lives.”


The Westside Board of Education and district leaders will officially honor Davies, Pike and Steele at their September 19 meeting.


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