Five Science Hill seniors have been named 2015 National Merit Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They include Sophie Grosserode, Eunice Michieka, Emily Nagy, Taylor Payne, and Walker Powell. Eunice Michieka was also selected as a 2015 National Achievement Scholar.
About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.
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, employment 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 scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
For more information about the competition, visit nationalmerit.org.