Kennett High School Announces National Merit Finalists

Kennett High School is proud to announce that five Kennett High School students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

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The National Merit Finalists are (from left) seniors PJ O’Sullivan, Nichol Brown, Jonathan Baumel, Katherine Gallivan, and Richard Doty.

Nichol will attend Arizona State University, where she will major in English/linguistics. Katherine will study to be a physician assistant at Philadelphia University. At this point, PJ, Jonathan, and Richard are waiting to hear from their top-choice schools.
The 2014-2015 school year is the 60th year of the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors academically talented high school seniors and lets them compete for 8,000 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $35 million. The awards will be announced this spring.

To become a National Merit Finalist, a student must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying performance.
More than 1.5 million high school juniors in over 22,000 high schools nationwide entered the 2014-2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.