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13 MHS students finalists for Merit scholarships

National financial awards handed out based on PSAT scores  

All 13 National Merit nominees were named finalists recently by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., the school learned this week.

That's the best year MHS has ever had, principal Denise Herrmann said.

MHS has had 13 semifinalists in 2013 and 2011. Approximately 270 MHS students took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, better known as the PSAT, last year.

"Congratulations to all of the students along with the entire faculty and staff at MHS,'' Superintendent Don Johnson said. "This is one of many successes that demonstrates the quality and excellence at Middleton High School.These kind of indicators reflect a commitment of everyone.''

The 13 MHS National Merit finalists are:

  • Evan Bauch
  • Christie Cheng
  • Elizabeth Couser
  • Christopher Eom
  • Alexander Goodsett
  • Michael Hoot
  • Casey Hutchison
  • Rebecca Jin
  • Suzy Kim
  • Laura Knutsen
  • Megan Phillips
  • Victoria Wang
  • Kimberli Ward

Approximately 15,000 students in the nation were named finalists of the 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year.

In March, approximately 8,300 finalists will be notified that they have been selected to receive one of three types of scholarships: a $2,500 National Merit scholarship; a corporate-sponsored Merit scholarship; or a college-sponsored Merit scholarship. More than $32 million in scholarships are expected to be handed out.

NMSC is a non-profit organization that operates without government assistance and was established in 1955. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions.


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