Seven Atlantic High School seniors have been named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalists in the annual competitive academic recognition program: Abrar Ahmed, Charles Fisher, Kierstin McClintock, Ariel Polani, E’lysse Santana, Morley Wiener, and Angela Yang.
The National Merit Scholarship Award is generally regarded as one of the highest honors possible for U.S. high school students. These academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition for approximately 8,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than 36 million dollars.
Students were named semifinalists by ranking among the highest scorers in Florida on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of all American high school seniors.
National Merit Finalists must have a record of high academic performance, be recommended by their school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm their qualifying test performance. A personal essay and information about the student’s leadership in school and community activities are required to obtain finalist standing. The selection of 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners is now in progress. Winners will be announced in March.
Congratulations and good luck to these high achieving students!