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10 SCS Students Named National Merit Finalists

Sumner County Schools (SCS) is excited to announce the names of our National Merit Finalists. Less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors qualified for this prestigious honor, and they have an opportunity to continue in the competition for more than 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million.

SCS congratulates the following National Merit Finalists:

 hhs merit carson fisher
Carson D. Fisher
Hendersonville High School

 hhs merit frederick heerdt
Frederick Heerdt
Hendersonville High School

 hhs merit zachary kovach
Zachary A. Kovach
Hendersonville High School

 mhm merit
Sarah Cooper, Claire Koch, Seth Whitley, Galen Wei, Olivia Rothschild
Merrol Hyde Magnet School

 sch merit madeline burns
Madeline Burns
Station Camp High School

 whh merit braeden grieb
Braeden Grieb
White House High School

More than 1.5 million students entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT, NMSQT), which serves as an initial screen of program entrants.

To become a finalist, these students and a high school official submitted a detailed scholarship application, in which they provided information about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.

“Our students have earned a prestigious honor for themselves and their schools,” said Dr. Del Phillips, Director of Sumner County Schools. “This recognition is a culmination of their hard work and dedication. They are excellent ambassadors for Sumner County, and we are excited to see what they accomplish in the future.”

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