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COLUMBUS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR NAMED NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2022 SEMIFINALIST

For Immediate Release:  October 5, 2021

 

Mark plans to go on to college and study mechanical engineering.  (Photo by Paul Tishim Photographic Artist)
 

 

 

 

 

 

MARSHFIELD, WI – The National Merit Scholarship Program has named Columbus Catholic High School’s Mark Fieweger as a 2022 Semifinalist.  In each annual National Merit Scholarship Program, about 50,000 academically talented high school students are honored, but only some 16,000 of them are named Semifinalists. Students who qualify as Semifinalists based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) are the only program participants who have an opportunity to advance to the Finalist level and compete for National Merit Scholarships. About 7,600 of the outstanding Finalists will be chosen as Merit Scholarship® winners in the 2022 competition.

“To realize when 1.6 million college-bound students in the country take the PSAT, it is astounding to have a student from our small school become a semifinalist,” said Greg Brown, School Counselor at Columbus Catholic High School.  “That means Mark’s score was in the top 16,000, or in other words, the top 1%!  When Mark was in middle school I remember teachers mentioning how sharp he was and that he will do remarkable things in the future.  They were right!   We are all very proud of him.  Way to go Mark!”