Seven Hills Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Winner
The Seven Hills School Congratulates our National Merit Scholarship Award winner Alex Jiang. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced on May 11 that Seven Hills senior Alex Jiang was named a National Merit Scholarship winner. Less than 1 percent of high schools seniors across the country receive this scholarship.
Jiang, whose many interests include computer science and playing the cello in Seven Hills’ symphonic ensemble, will receive a $2,500 Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The announcement recognizes high scores on the PSAT test taken during students’ junior year. Jiang, who is a member of the Seven Hills chapter of the Cum Laude Society, was recently named a candidate in the Presidential Scholars Program, which is one of the nation’s highest honors for graduating high school seniors. Presidential Scholars are selected on the basis of academic achievement, personal characteristics, leadership, and service activities. Jiang’s instrumental music teacher John Rising praises his student for being, in his words, “one of the strongest and most dedicated musicians with whom I have had the pleasure to work.”
“Not only is he a brilliant cellist, but an amazingly cool, kind and compassionate person. He has always looked for and found ways to help his fellow students and can always be counted on to deliver the highest level of musicianship,” Rising said.