WCS Students Break Yet Another National Merit Finalist Record

  • Published February 21, 2023

    WCS high school students have set yet another record for most National Merit Finalists in district history. A total of 78 students earned the title, breaking the previous record of 71 students in 2022.

    This is also the fifth consecutive year that more than 50 students received the prestigious recognition. In 2021, the district had 51 finalists; in 2020, the district had 52 finalists; and in 2019, the district had 51 finalists.

    "This title opens so many doors for our students," said WCS Superintendent Jason Golden. "We are so proud of them and excited to see what they accomplish in the future. While this award is given at the high school level, it takes hard work and dedication from teachers and staff at all levels to make these individual student awards possible. Our National Merit Finalists are a testament to the excellence happening in our district."

    Students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Around 15,000 finalists were selected from the Semifinalists named in September.

    As finalists, students will be in the running for Merit Scholarships. Those scholarships will be awarded beginning in March and continuing through June.

    Congratulations to the students listed below: