Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School proudly announces Henry Petters as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Henry is the son of Vicki and Brian Petters of Montgomery. Henry will have the opportunity to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. The preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test serves as an initial screening of program entrants. In addition to the test scores, the student’s academic record, community involvement, leadership ability, and personal essay are considered when determining semifinalists. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing in February, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the title of Merit Scholar.
Pictured: Montgomery Catholic’s National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist Henry Petters.