CONGRATULATIONS to Tampa Prep seniors Emma Lefferts and Walker Wilson for becoming National Merit Scholarship Winners!

From the 16,000 Semifinalist group, Emma and Walker were part of the  7,140 Finalists that were selected to receive the National Merit Scholarship. They were chosen by a committee of high school counselors and college admissions advisors based on their academic record, difficulty level of subjects studied, grades earned, scores from their Preliminary SAT National Merit Scholarship test, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay written by them and a recommendation written by their college counselor. 

The mission of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is to recognize and honor the academically talented students of the United States. NMSC accomplishes its mission by conducting nationwide academic scholarship programs. The enduring goals of NMSC's scholarship programs are:

  • To promote a wider and deeper respect for learning in general and for exceptionally talented individuals in particular
  • To shine a spotlight on brilliant students and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence at all levels of education
  • To stimulate increased support from individuals and organizations that wish to sponsor scholarships for outstanding scholastic talent