Two NRHS Seniors are National Merit Scholar Finalists

North Ridgeville High School Receives

Names of Two National Merit Scholar Finalists from the District

James A. Hackney

Zachary M. Schwartz

North Ridgeville City Schools Board of Education, North Ridgeville High School and the entire District congratulate seniors James A. Hackney and Zachary M. Schwartz for achieving the 2017 National Merit Scholar Finalist honor.

The District was notified by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that Hackney and Schwartz would be receiving this top honor. These academically talented students were two out of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholar Program and have the opportunity for over 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards offered in the spring of 2017.

High School students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of college entry.

Both Hackney and Schwartz have grown up in North Ridgeville and have attended NRCS their entire academic career. Each maintain above a 4.0 GPA.

“It is an honor to have these outstanding seniors from North Ridgeville be recognized for their academic success,” comments Dr. James Powell, Superintendent. “Through this award they are leaders to their peers of what academic advancement is and what can be achieved through educational opportunities such as the National Merit Program.”

North Ridgeville High School Principal, Tom Szendrey, congratulates his students and reflects on their time at NRHS, “I have enjoyed seeing each of these young men grow and encourage them to continue in their pursuit of academic success in the collegiate atmosphere and beyond. I expect only great things to come for each of them.”


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