National Merit® Recognizes Sayre Scholars as Finalists
Posted 03/26/2019 01:39PM
National Merit® Scholarship Program announced the Finalists in the 64th Annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. Over 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Three Sayre seniors were named National Merit Semifinalists this fall, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.
To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have 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 the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test.
Sayre is proud to announce Wick Hallos, Missy Hill, and Garrett Nail as National Merit® Finalists. Sayre's College Counselor Mr. Randy Mills recognized these students for "demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for future academic accomplishment." Congratulations to Wick, Missy, and Garrett for their outstanding achievement in academic excellence.
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 (PSAT/NMSQT®).