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Announcing our 2020 National Merit Scholars

We proudly recognize 29 members of the senior class who were named National Merit Scholars for the 2020-2021 school year. Of those, 12 students are named National Merit Semifinalists, 16 are named Commended Scholars and one was named a College Board National Recognition Program Scholar.

We proudly recognize 29 members of the senior class who were named National Merit Scholars for the 2020-2021 school year. Of those, 12 students are named National Merit Semifinalists, 16 are named Commended Scholars and one was named a College Board National Recognition Program Scholar. Together they are among those who earned the highest scores on the 2019 PSAT.

Twenty-seven of this year’s National Merit Scholars are also Ignatian Scholars. Ignatian Scholars are defined as students who score 93 or higher on our Merit Scholarship Test. Eighth grade students scoring a 93-96 on our Merit Scholarship Test receive a $3,000 scholarship annually, and students who score a 97-99 receive a $6,000 merit scholarship annually. These 27 National Merit Scholars have collectively earned $480,000 towards their Saint Ignatius education throughout their four years of high school. 

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered in spring 2021.

The National Merit/Ignatian Scholar connection has proven to be consistent throughout the past several years. Last year, 21 of our 24 National Merit Scholars were also Ignatian Scholars. The 2019 Scholars collectively earned $372,000 toward their Saint Ignatius education and acquired an impressive $2,403,320 worth of scholarships at their four-year colleges and universities.

National Merit Semifinalists

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
 

National Merit Commended 

Vassilis Alexopoulos
Brady Middle School

Aristotle Apostolakis
Ruffing Montessori School

Joseph Ashcraft
Ruffing Montessori School

Nicholas Barzacchini
Avon City Schools

Luke Chesney
Strongsville City Schools

Dominic Cipriani
Assumption Academy

Jack Czenszak
Gesu School

Evan Defloor
Brady Middle School
Connor Hack
Saint Mary's - Berea

Sean Poland
St. Rita School

Ferenc Somogyi
Incarnate Word Academy

Philip Sutherland
Saint Raphael

James Telzrow
Homeschool

John Tuma
Academy of St. Bartholomew

William Van de Walle
Brady Middle School

Alex Warrington
Our Lady of Angels

 
 

College Board National Recognition Program Scholar

Miles John-Baptiste
St. Christopher School





Students applying to begin high school in fall 2021 who would like to qualify for a merit scholarship can take an optional Scholarship Test at Saint Ignatius High School on October 3 or October 31. Learn more and register today!