UCHS Senior John Tschampel has been named a National Merit Finalist and now qualifies for a national scholarship award. The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test(PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highestPSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program. John was named a National Merit semifinalist in the Fall. Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state.
National Merit Finalists must have a record of consistently very high academic performance in all of grades 9 through 12 and in any college course work taken.