Silas Clymer Named National Merit Finalist
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Friday, February 24, 2017
Silas Clymer, National Merit Finalist
Silas Clymer, National Merit Finalist

MHS Senior Silas Clymer has been named a National Merit Finalist!

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

In February, Semifinalists are notified that they have advanced to Finalist standing. From there, winners are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. A variety of information is available for NMSC selectors to evaluate: the Finalist's academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the high school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the Finalist's own essay.

We are so proud of you, Silas!

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