2018 National Merit Finalists
Saint James Seniors Declan Fitzpatrick and Eric Rice were named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists on February 12, 2018. After being named Semifinalists in the fall, Declan and Eric were reviewed and evaluated based on their academic record, information about Saint James School’s curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, school recommendations, information about their activities and leadership, and an essay each of them wrote. Upon completion of these requirements, 15,000 students nation-wide were notified that they had been named a National Merit Finalist mid February. During the spring and early summer, approximately 7,500 of these students will be notified that they have been awarded scholarships specifically designated for National Merit Finalists.