Senior Maddie Alderman and her parents Sara and Roger Alderman, learn that she has been named a National Merit Finalist for 2019.
Senior Madison Alderman has been named a National Merit finalist for 2019.
She was first named as semifinalist last fall.
“When we took the PSAT as juniors, it was like the application to become a semifinalist,” Alderman said.
Alderman completed an essay, resume and found references to become a finalist.
Being a finalist could mean scholarship money. There are 15,000 finalists and about half should receive scholarships.
“It’s a highly respected, sought-after honor by students whose academic achievement is exceptional,” principal Jan Hutley said. “There are rigorous requirements and students must maintain those requirements throughout their high school careers.”
— Abby Oliver, @AbbyOliver27