The National Merit Scholarship Corporation released its list of National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students, naming six Mariemont High School students as National Merit Scholars. Zachary Weinland was named a semifinalist for the prestigious award while Alex Copetas, Alexandra Kauffman, Harrison Keith, Daniel Keyes and Emery Shelley received Commended honors.
“The faculty and staff of Mariemont High School are very proud of this group of National Merit Scholars” said Mariemont High School principal, Dr. James Renner. “They exhibit not only a brilliant intellect and strong work ethic, but are also kind and compassionate young people who work tirelessly to give back to their fellow students, school, and community.”
All six students placed among the top 50,000 scorers from the over 1.6 million high school juniors who entered the 2018 competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
As a semifinalist, Weinland will continue in the 2018 competition in the hopes of earning one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million to be offered next spring. The nation-wide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of US high school seniors.
Although not moving on in the competition, Copetas, Kauffman, Keith, Keyes and Shelley represent around 34,000 students from across the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.