Shorecrest senior wins National Merit scholarship

Friday, June 9, 2017

John I. Sahr will major in Aerospace Engineering
at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced more than 3,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities.

Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

Graduating Shorecrest High School senior, John Isaac Sahr, has been awarded a college-based National Merit Scholarship to Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he'll be majoring in Aerospace Engineering.

John is the son of John D. Sahr and Eliza Sutton of Lake Forest Park.

Over 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition when they took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

Last fall, approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were named. Semifinalists were the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represented less than one percent of the nation’s seniors.

Semifinalists advanced to the Finalist level of the competition by submitting a detailed scholarship application, writing an essay and providing information about extracurricular activities, awards, and leadership positions. Semifinalists had to have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and earn SAT® scores that confirmed the qualifying test performance.

From the Semifinalist group, some 15,000 met requirements for Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will be Merit Scholarship winners in 2017.


John D Sahr June 13, 2017 at 7:59 PM  

Although I wish he'd clean up the legos in his room, he's a pretty good kid.

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