CULLMAN – Three seniors at St. Bernard Preparatory School have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.
David Schartung, the son of Connie Schartung of Decatur, was recognized as a commended student. Commended students are the 50,000 highest scores out of the more than 1.5 million students who took the PSAT/NMSQT in their junior year.
Aaron Crawford, son of Sammy and Christina Crawford, also of Decatur, was named as a semifinalist.
Samuel George, son of James George and Rose Rodriguez of Hanceville, was named a National Merit Finalist out of a pool of 16,000 semifinalist students and will be considered for scholarship offers in March.
The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC's scholarship programs are:
- To promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
- To shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
- To stimulate increased support from organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent