Thirteen La Salle Students Named as National Merit Semifinalists
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today that thirteen seniors from La Salle College High School are semifinalists in the 2012 competition for National Merit Scholarship Awards. The thirteen students is the most among any private, Catholic, or independent school in the State of Pennsylvania.
An additional fourteen students from La Salle College High School were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as Commended students. In total, 11% of the Class of 2012 at La Salle College High School was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Founded in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in Evanston, IL was established to reward academically talented high school seniors. Winners stand to receive 8,300 corporate-donated scholarships valued in excess of $34 million. Approximately 1.5 million students from 22,000 high schools across America entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 16,000 students nationwide were named as Semifinalists and given the opportunity to compete for scholarships.