Ten students from the Class of 2017 at Archbishop Hoban High School have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Of the ten, four are semifinalists and six are Commended Students.

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Students were eligible for the NMSC competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The semifinalists, Bryce Dzubara (44685), Colin Fricker (44321) Carson Keenan (44685) and Victoria Woodburn (44333), are among nearly 16,000 semifinalists out of 1.5 million seniors nationally scoring in the 99th percentile on the test. These students, along with other academically talented high school seniors, continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $33 million, that will be offered next spring.

The Commended Students recognized by NMSC are Mara Bahmer (44221), Dominic Congeni (44333), Andrew Hayes (44056), William Schell (44224), Lukus Stricker (44272) and Anthony Ursetti (44224).

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition.

Since 2000, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized a total of 188 Hoban students. Over the past 10 years Hoban ranks first in the NMSC competition among Catholic coeducational high schools in the Diocese of Cleveland.

More information is available by visiting www.hoban.org.