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Saint Ignatius High School

Class of 2021 National Merit Finalists

We proudly recognize 12 members of the senior class who were named National Merit Finalists for the 2020-2021 school year. We are very proud of them and their great accomplishments!
We proudly recognize 12 members of the senior class who were named National Merit Finalists for the 2020-2021 school year. We are very proud of them and their great accomplishments. The full list of finalists is as follows:
 
Ryan Anthony
Academy of Saint Adalbert

Isaac Brej
St. Francis Xavier - Medina

Sean Brown
Old Trail School

Dominic Caparso
Assumption Academy

Matthew Giberti
Ruffing Montessori School

John Jennings
Lee Burneson Middle School
Mark Kikta
Holy Trinity School

Thomas Kilbane
Saint Mark School

Kenneth Li
Lee Burneson Middle School

Thomas Metz
Kenston Middle School

Sanat Subhash
Olmsted Falls City Schools

Ryan Zix
Saint Angela Merici
 

These 12 seniors make up 41% of our 2020-2021 National Merit Scholars. The other 17 scholars were recognized under the categories of National Merit Commended Scholars and College Board National Recognition Program Scholars. Together they are among the students who earned the highest scores on the 2019 PSAT. Less than 5% of test takers receive any commendation from the National Merit program.

In order to be considered a National Merit Finalist, a semifinalist must meet certain academic requirements, attain a qualifying SAT or ACT score, and complete an application. The strongest semifinalist applicants are named National Merit Scholarship Finalists. From the remaining Finalists, approximately 7,500 students are selected to receive scholarship awards.

Saint Ignatius continues to be the leader in the Diocese of Cleveland National Merit Scholar recognition. Congratulations to our 2020-2021 National Merit Finalists!