The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that seven Dreher seniors are 2019 National Merit Finalists.
These academically talented students are (from left to right in the photo) Kathleen Allden, Grace Stricklin, Leah Vazsonyi, Jacob Lenski, Luke Lumpkin, Porter Burkett and Florence Wang.
Over 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMST Test in October, 2017. Less than one percent of these students qualified as Semifinalists. Dreher boasts more Semifinalists than all but four schools in South Carolina, two of which are magnet schools. From this group of Semifinalists, the National Merit Finalists are chosen.
Dreher is extremely proud of our seven qualifiers. All seven are talented both within and beyond the classroom. Kathleen is the daughter of Tara and Andrew Allden. Grace is the daughter of Carolyn and Vance Stricklin. Agnes Mueller Vazsonyi and Nicholas Vazsonyi are the parents of Leah.
Jacob's parents are Laura and S. Phillip Lenski. Luke is the son of Julie and Lawrence Lumpkin. Porter's parents are Kelly and Michael Burkett. Florence is the daughter of Zaixiao Zhang and Qian Wang.
For more information on the program, see the press release.