LHS National Merit Honorees Named

National Merit Semifinalists Aidan Bohac (left) and Evan Bell.

Lakewood High School seniors Evan Bell and Aidan Bohac have been named National Merit Semifinalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Corp. competition. This designation recognizes Evan and Aidan as among the top students in the nation. 

Based on their PSAT score from the 2018-2019 school year, Evan and Aidan join the group of 16,000 Semifinalists across the country. These academic standouts rose to the top of more than 1.6 million students who took the PSAT. Semifinalists represent less than 1% of U. S. high school seniors and are the highest scoring entrants in their state. Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. The number of Semifinalists named in each state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. 

Evan and Aidan are now eligible to continue on in the competition in hopes of being named a Finalist and receiving one of more than 7,500 scholarships to be awarded in the spring. 

National Merit Scholarship Corp. also recognizes Commended Students, who are among the top 5% of PSAT scorers. Lakewood High’s three Commended Students are seniors Emma Carson, Emma Hirsch and Alexander Weber. 

Congratulations to these five academic superstars!

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Volume 15, Issue 20, Posted 5:57 PM, 10.02.2019