Timothy Byrne & Daniel Ruescher Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Oct 26 2015

Congratulations to seniors Timothy Byrne and Daniel Ruescher who have been recently honored by the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program as Semifinalists.

Tim Byrne is a member of the National Honor Society and has been a member of the Speech and Debate Team and Academic Quiz Bowl Team since freshman year. Tim also is active in apostolic activities at Kellenberg as a member of the Junior Retreat Staff and as a Marianist Mentor.

Dan Ruescher is a member of several performance activities including Firebird Swing, Phoenix Chorus, Gregorian Consortium, and the Drama Club. Dan is also a member of the National Honor Society and has served as a member of the Junior Retreat Staff and currently as a Marianist Mentor.

NMS 2016

Dan Ruescher (center) and Tim Byrne (right) pictured with Mr. Kenneth Conrade, Assistant Principal for Academics

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.