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SCA Senior Recognized as National Merit Scholar Finalist

National Merit Scholar Finalist

SCA Senior Carolyn Herrera has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist.

Summit Christian Academy (SCA) is pleased to announce that Senior Carolyn Herrera has advanced to Finalist standing in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. This distinction places her in a group of roughly 15,000 students representing less than one percent of U.S. high school graduating seniors.

Last September, Herrera was notified that she was in the top 3-4% of the 1.5 million entrants and had qualified as a Semifinalist, meaning that she was one of the highest scoring entrants in Missouri. Herrera advanced to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and other requirements: including a letter of recommendation, student activities and leadership, and her own essay.

“It’s not at all surprising to see Carolyn in the National Merit Finalist standing,” said SCA Secondary Principal Emir Ruiz-Esparza. “She has always demonstrated an incredible tenacity academically and as a National Merit Finalist, her God-given talents intellectually are validated as well. She is an incredible young lady who has a very bright future ahead of her. We are very proud to call Carolyn a Summit Christian Academy Eagle!”

Approximately 7,600 Finalists will be selected to receive one of three types of National Merit Scholarship awards. National Merit Scholarship winners will receive their offer between March and mid-June.