Booker T. Washington trio named National Merit finalists


Three students at Booker T. Washington High School For The Performing And Visual Arts have been named finalists for $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.

The Booker T. Washington finalists, who are among 15,000 students nationwide to achieve the status, include:

  • Simon C. Cohen
  • Sarah J. Klein
  • Byron J. Otis

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According to the National Merit® Scholarship Program, students advance to finalist standing by meeting a variety of standards including having a record of consistently very high academic performance in grades 9 through 12 and in any college course work taken, and receiving an endorsement by their school principal.

The 7,600 National Merit Scholarship winners will be notified beginning in March through June.


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