Out of 16,000 semifinalists, five Shaker High School seniors have met all requirements to qualify as 2015 National Merit Scholarship finalists.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
Shaker High School seniors, Tighe Carroll, Sarah Cao, Thomas Hale, Erin Graney, and Clarice Tarbay met the rigorous requirements for finalist standing, placing them in a group representing about one half of one percent of U.S. high school graduating seniors.
Congratulations to all of these students and their families for this recognition of their scholastic achievement.