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CSHS students chosen as National Merit Finalists

Staff~ 3/2/2015

SCOTTSDALE – Two Cactus Shadows High School students have been chosen as National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Students Jeri Glickman and Sam Slack have been chosen from 16,000 Semifinalists named September 2014 to have met all requirements to advance to Finalist standing in the competition.

In their announcement to Cactus Shadows High School, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation wrote, “The selection of some 8,000 Merit Scholarship winners from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists is now in progress. In March, NMSC will begin mailing scholarship offers to winners.”

The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes high school students who have taken the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and who meet participation requirements. Students are chosen as Finalists based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments. The National Merit program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955.

Best of luck to students Jeri and Sam!
For more information about the National Merit program, visit