Students. They are: Leah Albers, Lucas DeLima, Grant Glasser (not pictured), Molly
Harper, Alexander Lee, Margaret Perry (not pictured), Rachel Raddock, Matthew
Schiavone (not pictured), Joshua Shankman (not pictured) and Ella Ustin (not pictured).
The Semifinalists represented the second highest number of National Merit
Semifinalists among public schools in Northeast Ohio.
These scholastically talented seniors are considered top candidates for admission
to the most selective colleges. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2020 will be
announced in four nationwide news releases beginning this month and concluding
in July. Congratulations to these students!
Kickoff is April 25
Kindergarten Kickoff is on April 25
from 1-3 pm at Lomond Elementary
School, 17917 Lomond Boulevard.
Bring your incoming kindergartner
and learn more about the District
including registration, transportation,
health and immunization information,
communications, special education
support, and more. Also meet the
K-4 building principals and PTO
volunteers. Learn more online at
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Nineteen Seniors Named
National Merit Semifinalists
and Commended Students
Nineteen members of the Shaker Heights
High School Class of 2020 have been
named Semifinalists and Commended
Students in the 65th annual National
Merit Scholarship Program.
This year’s National Merit
Semifinalists from Shaker are Delaney
Fedewa, Max Feinleib, Evan Grossman-
McKee, Kevin Jiang, Jackson Lang, Brian
Love, Alison Lupton, Hannah Shane
and Katherine Stewart. 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.
In addition, 10 members of the
Class of 2020 were named Commended
Q: What does being an artist mean to
A:It’s a way for me to express myself.
Sometimes, I don’t always want to tell
people how I feel, but in my art, I can
express all of my thoughts and ideas in
Q:What have you learned about yourself
A: That I’m someone who loves to
express herself. And that I’m open,
creative, and I’m not afraid to step
outside my comfort zone and try
new things. That I’m not afraid to be
different than others. Now I know
that if I take a risk, it might lead to
Q: What are your plans for next year?
A: I want to go to college to at least
get my bachelor’s degree. I would love
to eventually do my own thing and
own my own business, but I know that
might take a while. Really, as long as
I’m doing something that I love and as
long as I’m creating art, I’ll be happy.