Ethan Danial, class of 2014at RASG Hebrew Academy, won a National Merit Scholarship.
Approximately 1.5 million students entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program, and only about 16,000 were named semifinalists. They were designated on a state representational basis, in proportion to each state’s percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. In order to advance in the competition and be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, a semifinalist had to become a finalist by fulfilling several requirements, which included a record of very high academic performance. The winners of about 8,000 National Merit Scholarships were chosen from approximately 15,000 distinguished finalists.
About the Author: Shelley Benveniste is South Florida editor of The Jewish Press.
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