Lee’s Summit R-7 School District students recently named National Merit Scholarship Corporation finalists are Cameron Brock, Lucas Hall and Jonghae Lee, all Lee’s Summit North High School. The students were named National Merit Scholarship Corporation semifinalists last fall.
Recognized students have the opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 8,200 National Merit Scholarship Awards, worth close to $33 million, to be offered this spring. There are approximately 15,000 finalists throughout the United States.
Cameron Brock is the son of Jill Brock and Bob Brock. At Lee’s Summit North High School, Cameron participates in math club, symphony orchestra and concert choir.
Lucas Hall is the son of Kimberly Hall and Gordon Hall. At Lee’s Summit North High School, Lucas participates in robotics, scholar team, National Honor Society and German National Honor Society.
Jonghae Lee is the daughter of Younjoo Shin and Myongjae Lee. At Lee’s Summit North High School, Jonghae participates in math club and National Honor Society.
Founded in 1955 to conduct the annual Merit Scholarship competition, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a privately financed, not-for-profit corporation that operates without government assistance. Scholarships awarded through the program are underwritten by nearly 500 independent sponsor organizations and institutions as well as with the corporation’s own funds.
Nearly 1.5 million students throughout the United States entered the 2016 Merit Program as juniors by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of program entrants.