Congratulations to Sam Formholtz!
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Sam Formholtz, Firelands High School Senior, was named as a semifinalist. Sam is believed to be the second Firelands student to have ever received this distinction. Sam is ranked #1 in the Class of 2020 and is the Senior Class President. Sam is the son of Gerard and Peggy Formholtz.
There are some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million, that will be offered in the spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to Finalist standing. Over 90 % of Semifinalists will advance to Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a national Merit Scholarship, earning the title of Merit Scholar. Sam is only one of 14 Seniors in Lorain County, and the only Senior in the Lorain County League, to earn this distinction. Congratulations to Sam and his family on this fantastic accomplishment.