Kennett High School is proud to announce that four Kennett High School students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Finalists are are seniors Kristen Miller, Kiera Judge, Katherine Coughlan, and Gabriel Leto.

The 2013-2014 school year is the 59th year of this prestigious program, which honors academically talented high school seniors and lets them compete for 8,000 National Merit Scholarship awards, worth more than $35 million. The awards will be announced this spring.

To become a National Merit Finalist, students must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying performance.

More than 1.5 million high school juniors in over 22,000 high schools nationwide entered the 2013-14 National Merit Program by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.