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Senior Shawn Yu Named $2,500 National Merit Scholarship Winner
SHHS Senior Shawn YuMay 9, 2024—Congratulations to Shaker Heights High School senior Shawn Yu, winner of a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship! 
Shawn is one of 12 public high school seniors in Cuyahoga County and one of 82 seniors in the state to receive the scholarship. The nation’s 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.
National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.
These Scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who appraised a substantial amount of information submitted by both the Finalists and their high schools: the academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®); contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the Finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.
Additional corporate- and college-sponsored National Merit scholarship recipients will continue to be announced through June and July.
Congratulations, Shawn!