The National Merit® Scholarship Program has now determined which of the 16,000 Semifinalists named in September 2017 have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2018.
We are proud of our eight New Albany High School seniors now named finalists.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
These students shared their thoughts on the selection as a semi-finalist and what it means to them as they prepare for the future, college, and a potential career choice.
We are so proud of Jack and his accomplishments! Jack and his family have been patients here since Jack was a little boy. Please enjoy these photos of Jack as an Elementary student as you read the questions he was asked. Good luck in whatever you decide to do Jack!
-Dr. Angart and staff
He was asked the following questions.
How many years have you attended New Albany Schools?
I have attended New Albany Schools since I was in first grade.
What does the National Merit Semi-Finalist mean to you personally?
National Merit Semi-finalist, to me, is something I can put on my college application that sets me apart from the rest of my peers, and shows my academic prowess.
What colleges or universities are you considering?
I am considering several schools both on the east coast and within Ohio.
What would you like to pursue as a major, career, etc?
I plan to pursue in major in either political science or economics, though at this time I am still in the process of deciding.
What sort of activities are you involved with at NAHS or in the community?
I volunteer at the New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library several days a week and play tennis and the guitar
Please share anything else you may feel you want people to know!
Being named a Semifinalist is a great honor to me!
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