National Merit Scholarship Program

Arapahoe High School is extremely proud to announce the names of our seniors who have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program, as well as by the College Board, for their outstanding performance on the 2018 PSAT, which they took last October.  We will more formally honor these students and their parents at our annual breakfast on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  


The 2020 honored students are:

National Merit Semifinalists - qualified to enter the 2020 National Merit Finalist Competition

Tanner Brummond Delia Guilbert
Jalil Rezek  Andrew Wood



National Merit Commended Scholars

Liam Andersen    Nathan Anderson
Matthew Carey Jack Dooley
Madeline Farr Cooper Johnson
Patrick Kelly  Taylor LaValley
Aidan Luter  Kailey Madden
Viktorija Mikelevicius Annie Penaloza
Jayden Staab Casey Watkins
Ryan Wood Nicholas Zainer



National Hispanic Recognition Program

Jack Dooley (also a commended scholar)
Julia Margason


The four semi-finalists are in a pool of 16,000 semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Those academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level. 

Although the 16 Commended Students will not continue in the 2020 competition for awards, their efforts placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).


A few academic highlights af Arapahoe High School:

  • 72% of our students are enrolled in honors or advanced math courses:
    • ​Honors Geometry, Honors Trigonometry, Honors Algebra II, Advanced Placement AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Probability/Statistics, Calculus I, Concurrent Enrollment Statistics, Probability/Statistics, Trigonometry, Concurrent Enrollment Calculus III, and Finite Math
  • ​91% of our students take 2 or more years of a World Language
  • 93% of our students take 3 or more years of Science
  • 94% of our students take 3 or more years of Math
  • 100% of our students take 4 or more years of Social Studies
  • 100% of our students take 4 or more years of Language Arts