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National Merit



Press Release

St. James Academy is proud to announce that all three of their National Merit Semifinalists, seniors Patrick Brazil, Ty Murray, and Bridget Schippers, have advanced to Finalist standing. To be a National Merit Finalist, these students finished in the top 1% of the 1.5 million students tested nationally last year on the PSAT/NMSQT and then successfully completed all requirements to become a Finalist. They are three of only approximately 15,000 students in the country still eligible to be named one of the 7,500 Merit Scholars and to be awarded a National Merit Scholarship.

Congratulations to these three outstanding individuals for this incredible achievement!

Additionally, St. James is excited to share that junior Jason Heeb received a perfect score of 36 on the February administration of the ACT! Jason is the fourth student in St. James’ history to achieve this incredible feat and is the first to do so as a junior. Congratulations Jason!