Scott Pickering ‘17, Adam Lawrence ‘17 and John Miggins ‘17 are among 16,000 students across the United States who have earned semifinal distinction in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program based on each student’s Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) results.

These prominent Eagle scholars now have an opportunity to advance to the Finalist level of competition by meeting additional standards and fulfilling several requirements. These include having a record of very high academic performance in college preparatory course work, SAT scores that confirm the PSAT / NMSQT performance, and the completion of a detailed scholarship application.

Since 2010, 27 STH scholars have earned at least the semifinal phase of one of the nation’s most prestigious college scholarship programs.  Semifinalists named in each year’s Merit Scholarship competition show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies, and represent less than 1% of each state’s high school seniors.

Nine St. Thomas are among 34,000 high-performing students named National Merit Commended Students, including Ryan Chandler ‘17, Michael Hill ‘17, Erich Hennings ’17, Michael Jakab ‘17, Nathaniel Jolly ‘17, Lars Koehn ‘17, Jean-Pierre Nguyen ‘17, William Price ‘17 and Winfield Sides ‘17.

Annually the College Board recognizes the top Hispanic and Latino students for their performance on the PSAT.  Raul Huerta ‘17, Nicholas Lanza ‘17, Adam Lawrence ‘17, Nabor Mireles ‘17, Benjamin Muniz ‘17, Alejandro Solorzano ‘17 and Dominic Vela ‘17 are now invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

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