National Merit Finalists

GIHS National Merit Scholars  

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) have announced the names of the National Merit Scholarship Finalists. These finalists were selected from over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. 

To become a finalist, the semi finalist and a high school official submitted a detailed scholarship application, in which they provided information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. They must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school and have been recommended by a high school official. Selection was also based on an essay as well as SAT®  scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.


We are very proud to announce that we have 3 GIHS students that have met the stringent requirements for becoming a National Merit Scholarship Finalist. 

Congratulations to the following students:

Serafim Dionyssopoulos 

Luke S. Hargrove

Avi N. Patel