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Three Elder seniors have advanced as FINALISTS in the National Merit Scholarship Program!

Justin Besl, Jason Sponaugle and Owen Plagge are three of just 15,000 students nationwide to achieve this level of the program where half will earn Merit Scholarships.  

All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the Finalist group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments—without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference. A variety of information is available for NMSC selectors to evaluate: the Finalist's academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, the high school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the Finalist's own essay.

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Justin (St. Dominic) is the son of Tom and Lynette. Jason (Our Lady of Lourdes) is the son of Brian and Amy. Owen (Our Lady of Lourdes & Our Lady of Victory) is the son of Dave and Kim!