Six juniors at Signal Mountain Middle High School are National Merit Semifinalists. This is the largest group in the school’s history and also the most of any school in our region.
Congratulations to Jack Poss, Max Burk, Jake Little, Emily Perez, David Cornea and Paolo Patrick Iacoponi!
It is a huge accomplishment for these academically talented students to become a Semifinalist and thus be eligible for a National Merit Scholarship. To earn this honor, one must meet criteria that includes scoring in the top 1 percent among juniors across the country on the Preliminary SAT/National
Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, often shortened to PSAT.
SMMHS Principal Shane Harwood complimented the school’s staff and students’ parents for supporting these students. “It is through a collective commitment to excellence in teaching and learning that our students aim for and reach the very highest of goals,” he said. “We’re so excited to see what the future holds for them.”
Most of these students are expected to move on to become National Merit Finalists, winning scholarship money for college. Good luck to our Signal Mountain Semifinalists!