Rocky River City Schools News Article

Three RRHS Seniors Named National Merit Finalists

February 20, 2024

ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Four Rocky River High School (RRHS) seniors - Daniel Capka, William Coleman and Emma Ionescu - have been named National Merit Finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. 


All three of these students were named semifinalists in September and have met all of the requirements to advance to finalist status in the competition for National Merit Scholarships. They were selected on the basis of their superior academic record, test scores, activities, leadership, written essays, and letters of recommendation.


The National Merit Scholar program annually recognizes U.S. high school students who demonstrate definitive marks of academic excellence. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year and 15,000 are named finalists. These finalists represent less than 1-percent of the nation’s high school seniors and will now compete for nearly 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million.


More information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, which was established in 1955, is available online.

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