Geneva High School seniors Jeannelle Alford, Rian Kormos, and Destin Tunca have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the program “honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.”
About 1.5 million juniors nationwide entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately 16,000 students — representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors — earned the Semifinalist distinction.
“Congratulations to these outstanding students,” said Geneva High School Principal Tom Rogers. “Geneva High School is honored to be represented by Jeannelle, Rian and Destin in this prestigious competition. We wish them the best as they attempt to become Finalists and earn a scholarship.”
Jeannelle, Rian, and Destin now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be awarded next spring.
SOURCE: School District 304