Shevach is very proud to announce that two of their juniors, Elana Adler and Sarah Press, were named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. From the 1.6 million students across the country who take the Preliminary SAT, those who score in the top one percent achieve the distinction of National Merit Semifinalist. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

 “These Semifinalists have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource, as well as the key role their school plays in their academic development.”

Shevach takes great pride in these two students who excel not only academically, but also in their midos tovos and maasim tovim. May the entire community continue to schep nachas from these outstanding young ladies.