Albany High seniors named National Merit finalists
ALBANY, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2018) -- Albany
High School seniors Matan Adler and Max Heller have been named finalists
in the competition for prestigious National Merit Scholarships, ranking
them among the best students in the United States.
The two are among
some 15,000 finalists – among the top one percent of high school
students nationwide – vying for the scholarship in 2018.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation,
which selects the winners, will evaluate Adler’s and Heller’s individual
academic records, information about the school's curricula and grading
system, two sets of tests scores for each, the school's written
recommendation for each, information about each one’s activities and
leadership and an essay writer by each.
Adler and Heller will learn this spring
whether they are among the 7,500 National Merit Scholarship winners
Congratulations to both!
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to work in partnership with our diverse community to
engage every learner in a robust educational program designed to provide
the knowledge and skills necessary for success. The district
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High