Four seniors from Wooster High School have been named finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students selected include Jeremy Lun, Jonathan Michel, Estelle Shaya and Veronica Anne Velasquez.
More than 16,000 semifinalists were reviewed and narrowed down by the National Merit Scholarship program.
“We are so proud of these four students for making it this far,” said Tyler Keener, Wooster High School principal. “To be named a National Merit Semifinalist is a huge honor and qualifying as a finalist is even more remarkable.”
All finalists were required to fulfill several requirements, including the following: semifinalists and his or her high school had to submit a detailed scholarship application and include information on their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstration of leadership abilities, employment and awards received.
Additionally, all semifinalists are required to maintain an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm earlier performance on the qualifying test.
All finalists are now in progress of being reviewed for the 7,500 Merit Scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners in March.