Lakeville Area Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Congratulations to Hayden Epinette and Maxwell Schobel of Lakeville South High School and Anna Carow and Anna Puhek of Lakeville North High School for being named National Merit Scholarship Finalists.
Every year nearly 1.6 million students apply, and one percent of those students are accepted as National Merit Finalists. The four Lakeville Area students will compete for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million.
Students qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program are honored for showing exceptional academic ability. The highest scoring entrants from each state are named semifinalists. To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist standing. All Finalists were notified in February and all National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced this spring. Winners are selected from the group of finalists on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in college.