TBCS student named National Merit semifinalist
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School announced that Ruth Player has been named a 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Also, Grace Cleveland has been named a Commended Student in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Player joins past semifinalists from Trinity-Byrnes Cates Saleeby and Sydney Hill in advancing this far in the competition. Becoming a finalist requires submitting a detailed scholarship application which will provide information about a student’s academic record, school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, and other honors. An essay is also be required.
“She has always represented herself, her family, and her school with honor and class, and we are so proud to call her a Titan,” said Trinity-Byrnes Head of School Ed Hoffman.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2020 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 345,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.
Cleveland is among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation recognized for exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2020 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT).