To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, students must fulfill several requirements and about one-half of the Finalists are selected as Merit Scholarship winners, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
As a finalist, Ben has maintained outstanding academic records throughout his high school years, has been endorsed and recommended by his school principal, and has earned SAT scores that confirm his qualifying test performance.
Ben also had to submit a detailed scholarship application, including a self-descriptive essay and information regarding his participation and leadership in both school and community activities. Petters is currently the President of the High School Science Olympiad team, Vice President of the Loretto Chapter of the National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish Club, Marching and Concert Bands, and is currently working on his Eagle Scout project. Ben is the son of Brian and Vicki Petters of Montgomery.