Merit Scholar Semifinalists (High School Class of 2021 - SJA Alumni Class of 2017)

11/06/2022  |  Alumni News

Congratulations to these students from the SJA Class of 2017 who were recently announced as Merit Scholar Semifinalists. Merit Scholar Semifinalists are selected from the top 3-4% of each state’s PSAT scores. These students will graduate high school in 2021.

Hats off to Dyanna Boone (Downers Grove South HS), Tasha Rustandi and Katie Testin (Benet Academy) and Patrick Beranek (Joplin High School, Joplin, MO). Patrick also obtained a perfect score on the ACT test.

These students will now fill out applications to try and become a Merit Scholar Finalist. Applications incorporate a number of factors including grades for the first 3 years of high school, course load, activities they are involved in, and an essay. Recommendation letters are also required. The finalists will be notified in February 2021.

We wish Dyanna, Tasha, Katie and Patrick the Best of Luck in becoming a Merit Scholar Finalist!! Congratulations again and SJA is very proud of all of you!

Benet Academy

Congratulations to SJA Alumni who are on the A or B Honor roll at Benet Academy for the first semester. First Honors are given to students whose academic average falls between 92-100 and Second Honors for those students between 85-91.