Saluting Excellence: Four National Merit Scholars in Metro Schools
The National Merit Scholarship is one of the country's top academic prizes. Of more than 1.4 million qualifying students, just .01% make it to the finals and .001% are named winners. They have to meet the highest academic standards and are selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors.
So, yeah, it's a pretty tough award to win.
That's why it is so exciting to have FOUR National Merit Scholars from Metro Schools - a record number!
- John McCaw, Hillsboro High School Probable Career Field: Engineering
- Sarah Hua, Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School Probable Career Field: Neurology
- Bushra Rahman, Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School Probable Career Field: Medicine
- Cathy Zhang, Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School Probable Career Field: Public Health
This year, more Metro students made it to the semifinals of the National Merit Scholarship program than ever before. Last month, four Metro students won the related National Achievement Scholarship, which is given to high achieving African-American students. More awards from National Merit, including college-sponsored scholarships, are expected later this month and next month.
Congratulations to all of these students! The Class of 2015 is one for the books!