Plainfield High School learned this week that seven members of its junior class have earned the distinction of being included in the National Merit Scholar Corporation’s list of Top 50,000 students taking this year’s exam.
While this is a preliminary announcement, students will learn in the fall if they’ve advanced to the Semifinalist stage.
The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC, established in 1955, accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC's scholarship programs are:
- To promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
- To shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
- To stimulate increased support from organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent
Representing nearly 2% of the PHS Class of 2018, this is the largest group of PHS students ever to advance this far in the National Merit program. Please join us in congratulating these students on this prestigious honor.
Front row, l-r: Sidrah Badar, Mary Czyzewski, Dylan Miller
Back row, l-r: Benjamin Crum, Daniel Zoss, Maxwell Tetrick, Daniel Steely