Dreyfoos Honors National Merit Finalists

The National Merit Scholarship program has now determined which of the 16,000 semifinalists named in September have met all of the requirements to advance to finalist standing in the competition.

The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts has learned that six seniors qualified as finalists for the prestigious 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Jarrod R. Carman (Communication Art Major, Boca Raton), Lindsey R. Hasak (Theatre Art Major, Wellington), Charles S. Krumholz (Visual Art Major, Palm Beach), Tess Saperstein (Communication Art Major, Boca Raton), Katherine Schauer (Visual Art Major, Boca Raton) and Anthony J. Sciarretta (Music Vocal Art, Boca Raton) have advanced based on their 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) Scores.

Students who took the PSAT/NMSQT entered the 2014 competition. Using their PSAT/NMSQT score, the National Merit Scholarship Committee determined that 50,000 high-scoring participants qualified for the recognition.

The highest-scoring participants in each state qualified to be a 2014 semifinalist for the program. The merit scholarship winners will be announced next month.

Each finalist will receive a certificate of merit during the annual Seniors Award Night in May.

The Dreyfoos School of the Arts, located in downtown West Palm Beach, continues to be a powerhouse of artistic talent and academically gifted students, this past year ranking No. 37 in the nation on Newsweek magazine’s list of top U.S. high schools.