Thirty-three New Trier High School students have been named as Finalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program competition. These students will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million.
To become a Finalist, a National Merit 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. Approximately 15,000 students from across the country advance to the Finalist level, and Merit Scholar designees will be selected based on their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
New Trier’s 2014 National Merit Finalists are:
Joel O. Abraham; John T. Brady; David Brandfonbrener; Dylan M. Cable; Iris Chiou; Susannah L. Davis; Helen Ding; Andrew M. Feis; Molly D. Fischer; Mark B. Iserloth; Tariq S. Khan; Mikaela E. Kropp; Charles B. Kupets; Peter W. Lawlor; Marion G. Lewis; Chloe A. Madvig; John B. Makowiec; Justin D. Marshall; Carolyn J. McShea; Joel I. Meyer; Samantha Mohn; Emma R. Noyes; Samuel J. Okrent; Anna M. Sanfilippo; Anna J. Schmeissing; Katherine E. Shapiro; William D. Sheppard; Michael A. Stamos; Tanner C. Straker; Jerry Sun; Brian R. Tsuru; Elizabeth V. Woodburn; and Jasmine G. Zhang.
More information on the National Merit Scholarship Program is available through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, www.nationalmerit.org.