Loveland High School Seniors Hannah Ackley, Quinn James and Megan Pedicini have been named Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program, officially announced on September 12. These academically talented students will have an opportunity to compete for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring.
“Our warmest congratulations to Hannah, Quinn and Megan!” said Peggy Johnson, LHS principal. “We are extremely proud of these hard-working students whose achievements have placed them among the nation’s academic elite.”
To be considered for a scholarship award, Semifinalists first have to fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level. More than 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists earn the Merit Scholar® title and the Merit Scholarship® award. Student initially qualify by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1955 for the sole purpose of managing the National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC and more than 400 additional business organizations and higher education institutions that share the goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
Photo caption: Loveland High School Seniors Quinn James, Hannah Ackley and Megan Pedicini.
Article posted September 12, 2018.