You may remember we honored Jared in chapel in September when the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced he was a semi-finalist in their Scholarship Program, in which more than $31mm of scholarships are awarded. Jared was recently named as a finalist, making him among the top 1% of seniors in test scores, academic record, and leadership. Jared is prefect of Elliot House and will be attending Texas A&M University in the fall. Congratulations, Jared and Yost family! We are so proud of you.
“To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. 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.”
Today the House of Elliot celebrated Elliot day! Elliot House is named for Elisabeth and Jim Elliot, and house members celebrated their house heroes on what would have been Jim’s 93rd birthday. ... See MoreSee Less