Oxford School District Boasts 10 National Merit Finalists

Ten Oxford High School (OHS) seniors are among an elite group of high school seniors nationwide who are finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. OHS seniors who made the finalists list in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program are OHS seniors (back row, left to right) Anna Renfroe, Lilian Mitchell, Anish Ravishankar, Josh Pearson, Ann Sullivan, (front row, left to right) Shahbaz Gul, Joanna Bu, Grace Anne Jones, Sadie Pasco-Pranger and Julia Swords. Photo courtesy of Oxford School District.

Ten Oxford High School students have met the requirements to advance as finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students were recognized at the Oxford School District Board of Trustees meeting on March 26 for their national distinction, placing them at the pinnacle of academic achievement.

OHS seniors who are among the elite group of high school seniors nationwide are Joanna Bu, Shahbaz Gul, Grace Anne Jones, Lilian Mitchell, Sadie Pasco-Pranger, Josh Pearson, Anish Ravishankar, Anna Renfroe, Ann Sullivan and Julia Swords.

National Merit Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in March 2018. Of the 15,000 nationwide finalists, approximately 8,200 of them will be selected for Merit Scholarships, which can be a National Merit Scholarship, a Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship or a College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship. Scholarships are awarded based on skills, abilities and accomplishments as exhibited through a student’s application materials, an official’s written recommendation, information about the student’s activities and leadership and the finalist’s own essay.

Courtesy of Oxford School District.

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