Six Cathedral Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

 

2019 national merit semifinalists

Congratulations to the following six Cathedral seniors who have been named as National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC):

  • Olivia DeLise, who attended St. Simon the Apostle School, is a parishioner at St. Simon the Apostle, and is the daughter of James and Laura DeLise

  • Henry Eifert, who attended Our Lady of Lourdes School, is a parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes, and is the son of Andrew and Virginia Eifert

  • Andrew George, who attended Our Lady of Grace School, is a parishioner at Our Lady of Grace, and is the son of Malcolm and Carolyn George.

  • Nicholas Grill, who attended Avon Middle School, is a parishioner at St. Susanna, and is the son of Daniel and Johana Grill and Candelaria and Brian Olson

  • Jackson Hern, who attended The Oaks Academy and is the son of Kevin and Amy Hern

  • Elizabeth Sheddy, who attended St. Louis de Montfort School, is a parishioner at St. Louis de Montfort, and is the daughter of Kevin and Clare Sheddy

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

More than 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.