Two Judge Memorial students named National Merit Semifinalists

 Two Judge Memorial Catholic High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program. Congratulations to Alysa Bradbury and Mila Sherman. Alysa and Mila are among the nation's top academically talented high school seniors with the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalists level of the competition. Alysa and Mila are among only one percent of the nation’s eligible high school students to gain the honor, according to the National Merit Scholarship program. The semifinalists will compete for National Merit scholarships. Finalists will be announced in February, and scholarship winners will be named in the spring.

Alysa is the daughter of Lee and Andrea Jones of Clinton, Utah. A member of the English Quest team, Alysa has challenged herself with a course load that includes AP Calculus, AP Government and Politics, AP English, AP Art, and AP Biology. Alysa previously attended St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School in Ogden.

Mila is the daughter of Michael Sasich of Salt Lake City. She has received the Academic Award for Excellence in Health, and carries a full and varied course load. Among the classes she has taken or is currently enrolled in are AP English, AP Chemistry, advanced drawing, and physics honors.

All winners of Merit Scholarship awards will be chosen from the finalist group, based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. Beginning in February and continuing to July, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. will notify approximately 7,400 finalists that they have been selected to receive a Merit Scholarship award. These awards are of three types: National Merit scholarships, presented to about 2,500 students; corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, awarded to about 1,000 students; and College-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, for some 3,900 students.

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posted on September 10, 2015