Three Culver City Students Are National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Culver City High School students Sibyl Courey, Jaimal Ichhram and Emma Kurihara have been named Semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Three students have been named as Semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Sibyl E. Courey, Jaimal R. Ichhram and Emma L. Kurihara now have the opportunity to compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

Following the announcement, Culver City Unified School District Board Member Kathy Paspalis told Patch, "I am proud of the level of rigor at our high school that has netted CCHS three National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists this fall. I wish them and all of our CCUSD students a successful school year."

About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the title of Merit Scholar.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2013. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 240 corporations and business organizations. In addition, about 200 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

The 2013 National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.

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Kelly Hartog September 13, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Congrats to Sibyl, Jaimal and Emma!
Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin September 13, 2012 at 07:23 PM
I'm impressed! Congratulations to the students!
Kelly Hartog September 14, 2012 at 05:08 PM
We received the following email from Culver City High Principal Dylan Farris this morning: I am so happy to hear that our students will receive recognition in Patch. These students represent the many students at Culver City High School who are committed to high achievement and academic excellence. They impact our school’s climate, and their commitment to education influences the student body to excel academically. The faculty and staff are proud to have them represent our school.


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