Nora Montross named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist

Congratulations to Nora Montross for being named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist! 

Nora is co-president of the Outreach Club and a Leadership Representative for the Student Association. She feels passionate about the service learning work she performs at Habitat for Humanity, and is considering the possibility of majoring in Chemical Engineering. 

Ths mission of the National Merit Scholarship is to recognize and honor academically talented students through nationwide academic scholarship programs.

Over 1.5 million students from approximately 21,000 high schools enter the scholarship program each year. The nationwide pool for Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. 

To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official 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 SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from the group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2023 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 362,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
Congratulations and best wishes to Nora!