21 Feb 2018

Five Seniors Named As Finalists In The 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition

Five Catholic High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists for 2018. Ryan Aultman, Stephen Gaudin, Andrew Harris, Adam Langlois and Jason Marxsen were selected from a nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.

Ryan Aultman is the son of Aimee and Chad Aultman, and attended St. Aloysius School. Stephen Gaudin is the son of Anne Marie and Steve Gaudin, and attended St. Thomas More School. Andrew Harris is the son of Jennifer and Tim Harris, and attended St. Thomas More School. Adam Langlois is the son of Ann and Eric Langlois, and attended Sacred Heart of Jesus School. Jason Marxsen is the son of Allyson and Chad Marxsen, and attended Most Blessed Sacrament School.

As National Merit Scholarship Finalists, these talented young men have the opportunity to compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million to be awarded later this spring. Merit Scholar designees are selected based on their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2018. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored merit scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 230 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria. In addition, about 190 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,000 college-sponsored merit scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2018 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.