Two students from Bishop Verot Catholic High School have been named Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Samuel Bejarano, son of Mauricio and Monica Bejarano of Fort Myers, and Claire Sattler, daughter of Stephen and Stacie Sattler of Bonita Springs, are two of only 16,000 students nationwide to be recognized among the 1.6 million juniors who entered the competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Being named Semifinalist puts Bejarano and Sattler in a group representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring, after fulfilling several requirements to advance to Finalist standing.
“Verot is extremely proud of the hard work and accomplishments of these exceptional students, and we look forward to their future successes,” Principal Dr. Denny Denison said.
Bishop Verot Catholic High School’s goal is to provide students with a rigorous academic foundation while cultivating a spirit of Christian service, all in the context of a sound moral education.