National Merit Scholarship finalists Miles Housley, Natalie Seyler and Mark Zitzmann.
Kettle Run High School seniors Miles Housley and Natalie Seyler and Fauquier High senior Mark Zitzmann have advanced to finalist standing in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Each received a Certificate of Merit in recognition of this accomplishment. The three local students will move on to the program’s final phase, where approximately 7,500 merit scholarship winners will be chosen and offered scholarships.
Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the National Merit Program each year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). That number got narrowed down to approximately 15,000 finalists.
National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in early April and will join more than 330,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.