Beaumont students recognized by National Merit Scholarship program
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has recognized the academic success of three members of Beaumont School’s class of 2016, two of whom are Heights residents. Anna Zipp (Cleveland Heights) has been named a National Merit semifinalist, and Alena Prcela (Mayfield Heights) and Josie Zucca (University Heights) have been named commended students.
Altogether, the extracurricular involvement of these three students encompasses membership in five varsity sports teams, and 11 clubs and honor societies, including student council, Academic Scholars, and the National Honor Society.
NMSC officials announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists—less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors—and 34,000 commended students in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists have an opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships worth $35 million.
Commended students placed among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT.
Anna Beyerle is the public relations and marketing manager at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights.