DiGiorgio, Kobernick, Springle in top 1% of US High School Seniors
St. Petersburg, FL (September 14, 2016) – Shorecrest seniors Clay DiGiorgio, Max Kobernick and Sara Springle have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The three Shorecrest seniors earned their semifinalist status with their exceptional scores on the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. They are three of only 12 students in the City of St. Petersburg to earn the honor.
About 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.
NMSC provides scholarship application materials to Semifinalists through their high schools. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, Semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained in the information provided to each Semifinalist. Finalists will be notified in February.
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest Preparatory School is a PK(3) through 12th grade coed, nonsectarian independent school located in Tampa Bay. By offering its families choice, support, and balance, Shorecrest graduates empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives. Learn more at www.shorecrest.org.