The St. Tammany Parish Public School System is proud to have 15 students from six schools named National Merit Finalists for the 2016-2017 school year. These students are among the highest performing high school students in the nation.
The finalists are Fontainebleau High senior Andre J. Migliore; Lakeshore High senior Sarah A. English; Mandeville High seniors Chase M. Colbert, Ryan S. Ehrlicher, Amin Izadpanah and Lydia C. Rewerts; Northshore High Seniors Laura C. Carrasquilla, Abigail R. Clarke, Jade A. Grimes, Mark S. Hidalgo, Julian T. Reidenauer and Laurie A. Roark; Salmen High Mark G. Legendre and Brian T. Remond; and Slidell High Logan M. Ward.
“The St. Tammany Parish Public School System is proud of these outstanding students who represent the best of the best in the nation,” said Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III. “Having students in this prestigious nationwide competition is a testament to the high quality of education, excellent teachers and opportunities provided to our students.”
The National Merit Corporation announced the students as finalists in the competition for approximately 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million.
The 15 students were selected from more than 1.5 million entrants from across the country for their outstanding academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.
“Being named a National Merit Finalist takes years of hard work and determination, and is a tremendous accomplishment for these students and their families,” said Superintendent Folse.
The students continue in the competition among 15,000 finalists being considered for the prestigious National Merit Scholarships to be offered in the spring.