Senior Savannah Rousseau has advanced to the Finals of the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists were selected from 16,000 semi-finalists across the country to have the opportunity to be one of the 7,500 Merit Scholarship Winners, who will be named this spring and summer. Upper School Principal Joe Zambrano presented Savannah with a certificate of merit from the National Merit Scholarship Program for advancing to the finalist standing by "demonstrating through distinguished performance high potential for academic accomplishment."
Savannah is still in the process of selecting which university she will attend, but is interested in both the University of Florida and the Wilkes Honors College at FAU. She credits her teachers at JCS for encouraging and guiding her.
"The teachers at JCS have really helped me learn how to use my skills to the best of my potential. It is thanks to their guidance that I have come so far," she shared. "Mrs. Flesch has been my biggest inspiration and my desire to be like her and do my best in her class has helped me to grow."
She went on to describe the process of getting to the finals, where she had to have one of the top scores on the PSAT in the country, submit an application with personal essay, in addition to teacher recommendations that were reviewed along with her transcript and SAT score.
We are proud of Savannah's determination and are cheering her on to become a scholarship winner!