14 Seniors Earn National Merit Honors
Pictured above are Beachwood's 14 National Merit students for the Class of 2013.
Fourteen Beachwood seniors - more than 10 percent of the senior class - have earned honors in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Six Beachwood students have been named National Merit Semifinalists: Maxwell Barnett, Ilana Blumin, Wooyoung Lee, Aaron Shifrin, James Starkman and Erlein Tacastacas. The 16,000 semifinalists nationwide represent less than 1 percent of high school seniors who earned this honor. They are expected to advance as finalists and compete for more than $32 million in National Merit Scholarships that will be offered in the spring.
Six Beachwood students were named National Merit Commended Students: Elizabeth Bream, Robert Kaufman, Jake Lowenkamp, Jon Sender, Julia Winkeler, and Max Yanowitz. These are students who placed among the top five percent of the 1.5 million students nationwide.
Also, Toni Nicholas and Nick Greene were named Outstanding Participants, honoring outstanding Black American high school students.