Two Seniors Named National Merit Winners

Two Seniors Named National Merit Winners Photo
High School East senior Sanjana Eranki and High School West senior Samantha Catalano have been selected as winners of National Merit $2,500 Scholarships.

The two students were chosen for Merit Scholarship awards among 15,000 finalists based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. The National Merit Scholarship Competition evaluates participants on their academic record, school’s curricula and grading system, two SAT scores, school official’s written recommendation, the finalist’s extracurricular activities, leadership and personal essay.

In the fall, Samantha will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she will pursue an undergraduate degree in biology. Sanjana is still undecided on her college choice at this time.