National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Seven Williamsville students have been named 2018 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. They are, from Williamsville South, Eric Cicero; from Williamsville North, Mirabel Saakyan and Sarah Swihart; and from Williamsville East, Connie An, Ananya Chakravarti, Raymond G. Faran, and Andrew K. Yan. With four students named, Williamsville East has the highest number of semifinalists from any high school in Western New York.A total of 16,000 U.S. semifinalists have been chosen to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. This year’s semifinalists scored in the top 1 percent nationally on the exam. Winners of National Merit Scholarships will be announced next spring.