Announcing Oldham County Schools’ 2021 National Merit Finalists
North Oldham High: Omar Abd Elhamid, Molly Conway, Carter Mitchell, Isaiah Terry
South Oldham High: Benjamin Beyerle, Brooke Dardano, Christopher Stephens
Oldham County High School: Jenna Jemtrud, Tyler Bussell
National Merit Finalists are chosen from the National Merit Semifinalists announced earlier in 2020. About 90 percent of semifinalists attain finalist standing, and more than half of finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A finalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.