Seven seniors at North Springs Charter High School have been named 2014 National Merit semi-finalists. Adam Berger, Jake Busby, Daniel Muehring, Andrew Pyon, Olivia Sachs, Elizabeth Wilkes and David Zarge were honored on Sept. 11,in a surprise reception that included their parents.
They qualified for the competitive honor by being among the country’s highest scoring test takers who took the 2012 Preliminary SAT (PSAT) given to nearly 1.5 million students last fall.
Nationwide, 16,000 students are named National Merit semi-finalists and represent less than one percent of the each state’s high school seniors. These students will now continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships to be awarded in spring of 2014.
“Last year we had three semi-finalists who were later named National Merit Finalists and this year we have seven of you,” said principal Edde Ruiz. “According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as semifinalists you show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. It’s a great honor and we’re very proud of you. Go Spartans!”
Click here for a list of all Fulton County Schools 2014 National Merit semi-finalists.