Three Roeper Students Selected as National Merit Finalists
February 8, 2012
Three senior students from Birmingham, Mich.-based The Roeper School, a co-educational day school for gifted children, were recently named award finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
The following seniors were named National Merit Scholarship finalists:
· Erik Burbulla – Rochester Hills
· Holly Cox – West Bloomfield
· Amit Khandhadia - Troy
“We are extremely proud of our National Merit Scholarship finalists,” said Roeper Head of School Philip Deely. “Each of these students has demonstrated academic excellence within the Roeper School learning community and commitment to independent learning. This national recognition is well-deserved.”
The NMSC program was established in 1955 as a high school academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year. Students must also meet program entry and participation requirements, which can be found online at www.nationalmerit.org.
Founded in 1941, The Roeper School is a uniquely personalized, co-educational school for gifted and talented children in preschool through grade 12 from over 60 communities in southeast Michigan. With campuses in Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Roeper was conceived on founding principles that recognize the power of education, choice and self-expression, and the transformative impact these principles have on young minds.