FORT PIERCE – John Carroll High School is proud to announce two seniors were recently named as finalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.
In February of 2023, over 15,000 semifinalists were notified that they had advanced to the finalist standing, including John Carroll seniors Lauren Richards and Noah Perez. They are the only high school students in Fort Pierce to receive this recognition.
Before choosing more than 15,000 finalists, the National Merit Scholarship Committee (NMSC) chose 16,000 students out of 1.5 million entrants as semifinalists.
“I am very glad to have been chosen as a finalist,” Richards said, “and I want to thank everyone, including my family, friends, and teachers, who helped me through the testing and application process.”
Richards is undecided on a major and is waiting to hear back from the remaining schools she applied to.
“Looking back at my freshman year, when I first heard of National Merit and set it as a goal in my mind, has been a nostalgic experience. The help of the Lord, the support from my family, the instruction of my teachers, particularly Mrs. Shevak, my math teacher, and the joy of my friends have all contributed to this moment,” Perez said. “ I could not be where I am today without them. When I gaze forward at my future, I know, with faith, that good things are ahead.”
Perez plans to attend Ave Maria University to study philosophy and theology.
Principal Corey Heroux recently announced the news of Lauren and Noah’s status as National Merit finalists to the larger school community.
“Lauren and Noah’s determination in their studies and their outstanding academics were deservingly recognized at the national level, and we could not be more proud of them,” Heroux said. “We look forward to seeing what their futures hold and are so proud of the way in which they represent John Carroll High School!”
Approximately 7,250 finalists will be selected to receive a Merit Scholarship® award in the coming months.
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About John Carroll High School
John Carroll High School is located in Fort Pierce, Florida, and strives to inspire, foster, develop, and affirm the young people entrusted to its care. It serves its students, alumni, families and the community at large. Rev. Thomas E. Barrett is president and Mrs. Corey Heroux is the principal. For more information about John Carroll High School, please visit johncarrollhigh.com or call 772-462-5200. “Like” John Carroll on Facebook, follow on Twitter @JohnCarrollHS and follow on Instagram @johncarrollhighschool.