Three St. Michael-Albertville High School students were recently announced to be among the list of thousands nationwide as a 2014 National Merit Scholarship program semifinalist.
The semifinalists are Cody M. Goodchild, Jedadiah J.
Rothstein and Brian J. Sukalski.
More than a million juniors nationwide entered the
competition by talking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship
Qualifying Test. The semifinalists represent less than one percent of the high
school seniors in the United States.
The students will now move forward to the finalist level of
the competition, vying for some of the 8,000 National Merit Scholarships to be
offered in the spring of 2014.
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and their high school
must submit a detailed scholarship application, providing details about the student’s
academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership,
employment, honors and awards.
Of the 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to
move to the finalist level which is announced in February 2014. National Merit
Scholarships will be announced in the spring of 2014.