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Harrison High School Senior Matthew Cooper was named a National Merit Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Program. He was selected from approximately 15,000 Finalists from across the country by the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Prior to becoming a National Merit Scholarship Winner, Matt was named a National Merit Finalist and Semifinalist.  Seniors Ava Zinman and Josephine Robb also were recognized as National Merit Finalists and Semifinalists. Less than one percent of high school seniors achieves this recognition.

This year’s National Merit Scholarship Program began in October 2018 when over 1.5 million juniors took the PSAT/NMSQT. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than one percent of the nation’s high school seniors, were named Semifinalists on a state-by-state basis. Only these Semifinalists had an opportunity to continue in the competition, and approximately 7,500 Finalists earned the “Merit Scholar” title and received college scholarships.

Congratulations to Matt, Ava and Josephine!