Shorecrest seniors Charity Chen, Mitchell Greene, Hunter Holland, Kyle Mullins and Sylvia Smith have been named National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The five Shorecrest seniors earned their semifinalist status with their exceptional scores on the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. They are five of only 11 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.
In addition, five seniors were named Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, scoring in the top 3% of approximately 1.6 million juniors: Samuel Benjamin, Adrianna Linn, Will Martin, Shannon O’Shea and Casey Reich.
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.
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5101 1st St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703
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