National Merit Scholars Named

National Merit Finalist: Joseph James Burke
National Merit Semifinalist: Wrigley C. Kordt
National Merit Commended Students: Lauren Elizabeth Jenkins, Dominick Francis Magnone, Samuel Connor Rouleau

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation ​(NMSC), a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 400 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.