Congratulations to Vermilion High School Senior Patrick Anders, who has been named a 2022 National Merit Semifinalist! Patrick is 1 of 16,000 semifinalists in the country. Semifinalists now have the opportunity to compete for over 30 million dollars worth of scholarships. Patrick took the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as the initial screen for participants. Semifinalists are less than 1% of high school seniors, including the highest scoring entrants in each state. More than 15,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to the Finalist level and will be notified in February. Merit scholars are selected based on their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. Patrick is actively involved in Golf, Swim, Tennis, Speech and Debate, Academic Challenge, Model UN, Theater, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Concert Band, Peer Leadership, Link Crew, Big Buddies, Student Council, and Principal’s Advisory Council at VHS.