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21 Seniors Earn National Merit Honors
Twenty-one members of the Shaker Heights High School Class of 2018 have been named Semifinalists and Commended
Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
This year's National Merit Semifinalists from Shaker are Gautam Apte, Daniel B.Crouse, Sarah Grube, Seamus Scanlon,
Gabriel Sekeres, Sophia Solganik, Madeleine Suna, Jocelyn Ting, and Anna Walker. These students will have the opportunity to
continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarship awards that will be offered next spring, and will be candidates for
other scholarships as well.
The National Merit Commended Students are Krysta-Marie Aulak, Garrett Child, Gabriel Dacanay, Isabel Fedewa, Ruby
Gibson, Geoffrey Grossman-McKee, Bethany Lowenkamp, Emma Neil, Adnan Reddy, Julia Shin, Sriram Sundararajan, and
Nationwide, 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists have been designated from approximately 1.6 million program entrants
in more than 22,000 high schools. Representing less than one percent of each state's high school seniors, Semifinalists are the
state's highest-scoring students on the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Woodbury Creating Change
The Shaker Heights community is invited to Woodbury Elementary School at 6 pm on Monday, April
23, for Woodbury Creating Change, a biennial community-wide event of art, unity, food, and charity.
More than 1,000 unique handmade planters and succulents will be available for purchase at the event.
Cost is $6 to attend. All proceeds go to charities selected by Woodbury students. Grab some
dinner from our selection of food trucks or keep it simple with pizza. Learn more at shaker.org.