The following nine students have been named National Merit finalists:
Ninety percent of the SM East students nominated as National Merit semifinalists in September made it on to the next level. The nine finalists from SM East make up a third of the district’s total of 27. SM Northwest and SM South each have seven finalists. SM North has two and SM West has one.
Approximately 15,000 students nationwide made it to the finalist level. About 8,200 of those students will win scholarship money.