Four District 99 students have been named as finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP), an academic competition for recognition and scholarships sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
The North High students named as 2019 National Merit Scholars include senior Alena Spreitzer and Marion Deal, who graduated early last year.
“We are so proud of Alena and Marion for being named a National Merit Scholars,” North High principal Janice Schwarze said. “This recognition showcases their natural abilities and commitment to learning.”
The South High students named as 2019 National Merit Scholars include seniors Carson Aldrich and Ethan Pawl.
“Congratulations to Carson and Ethan on this prestigious honor,” South High Principal Ed Schwartz said. “We’re proud to have these students represent South High on a national level.”
The designation recognizes a student’s “outstanding academic promise,” according to the NMSC. About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation are recognized, which represents the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Of the 1.5 million entrants, approximately 15,000 of these students were named as finalists, which represents the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, please visit www.nationalmerit.org.