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Seven Flyers Named National Merit Finalists

February 25, 2021

Seven Lindbergh High School seniors have been named National Merit Finalists as part of the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program. LHS seniors Samuel Byerly, Riley Christian, Alex Hubbard, Mary Lanio, Jackson Terrill, Zoe Vetter and Abigail Wagner are among 15,000 finalists nationwide who are now eligible to win Merit Scholarship awards based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments.

“These students have shown exceptional academic ability and a strong work ethic that will directly influence their potential for success after high school,” said Lindbergh High School Principal Dr. Eric Cochran. “We are extremely proud of them for earning this honor.”

These seven students were among 1.5 million juniors in more than 21,000 high schools who entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring individuals in each state.