BELMONT, MA – A Belmont High School student has been named a 2017 National Merit Scholar, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced this week. Yinuo Shi, selected from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists, will receive a $2,500 scholarship from the organization. Shi plans to pursue a career in medicine.
National Merit Scholarship winners are the students in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, according to an overview of the program. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
Winners were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors based on academic record, the difficulty level of the subjects studied, grades earned, scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school, community activities, an essay and a recommendation written by a high school official
By Alex Newman (Patch Staff) – May 13, 2017