OHS senior, Collin Kepner, has been selected as a winner of a National Merit® $2,500 scholarship. This scholarship is underwritten by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
From approximately 1.6 million students wo entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, only 16,000 were named Semifinalists. They were designated on a state representational basis, in proportion to each state's percentage of the national total of graduating high school seniors. In order to advance in the competition and be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, a Semifinalist had to become a Finalist by fulfilling several requirements that included submitting a detailed scholarship application and presenting a record of very high academic performance. All winners of about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships are being chosen from the group of approximately 15,000 distinguished Finalists.