List Reflects Record Number of OSSM Students for Prestigious Scholarship
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — (Feb. 22, 2021)- The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) announced today that 26 seniors have been named finalists in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarships. This is the highest number of semifinalists in the School’s history.
The OSSM students are: Cade Birdsong (Owasso), Aurora Chen (Oklahoma City), Sean Cheng (Norman), Michael Dong (Edmond), Romy Gou (Ardmore), Harrison Hawxby (Edmond), Derek Huang (Tulsa), Ajay Kilambi (Broken Arrow), Isabella Liu (Edmond), Madolyn Mayo (Sallisaw), Keon Morad (Edmond), Kevin Nguyen (Oklahoma City), Emeka Nkurumeh (Oklahoma City), Aiden Ozment (Norman), Luke Ozment (Norman), Ziyun Pan (Bartlesville), Rohan Rajeev (Edmond), Harrison Riley (Tahlequah), Anthony Tan (Broken Arrow), Anna Wang (Ardmore), Lunea Wang (Edmond), Megan Waters (Duncan), Evelyn Wilson (Fairland), David Yao (Edmond), Daniel Yowell (Broken Arrow), and Sylvan Zhang (Stillwater).
Selection as National Merit Semifinalists is based on results of the PSAT test taken at the beginning of a student’s junior year, the first year of attendance at OSSM.
“This year’s list of semifinalists is the largest in our school’s history, surpassing OSSM’s record of 22 in a single year,” said OSSM President Frank Wang, Ph.D. “We congratulate these students and recognize the schools that sent them to OSSM for their outstanding preparation as students took the PSAT test shortly after arriving at OSSM.”