It’s a rare honor to be among the highest-scoring 50,000 students of the more than 1.5 -million students nationwide who took the qualifying tests for the National Merit Scholarship program.
Six Sartell High School students did just that. They are Alyssa Franzmeier, Nicholas Hill, Bridget Maas, Erik Maas, Derek Schmidt and Austin Sura. Those six students are now qualifiers for a National Merit scholarship. The Sartell students will learn this September if they will move on to be considered among 16,000 students nationwide who will be considered semi-finalists, representing the top scorers in each state. In addition, 14,000 others will be commended for their performances on the preliminary SAT/National Merit Program.
Those who become semi-finalists will compete for $8,000 in National Merit scholarships to be given in 2016.