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Three Shamrocks recognized through National Merit Scholarship Program

Saint Patrick is proud to announce three students have been recognized through the National Merit Scholarship program.

In addition to Conor Murphy ‘18 who was selected as a semifinalist for a 2018 National Merit Scholarship, Oscar De Leon ’18 has been recognized by the College Board as a National Hispanic Scholar and Peter Sakkos ’18 was named as a competitor for a special scholarship awarded by a corporation or business through the program.

De Leon, a graduate of Beaubien School, was recognized by the College Board as a National Hispanic Scholar based on his performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. This recognition is given to 5,000 of the 250,000 students who take the PSAT/NMSQT each year. De Leon is a member of the National Honor Society and the swimming and water polo teams. He is also in the Honors Jazz Band and has participated in four consecutive All-District ensembles.

Sakkos, a competitor for a special scholarship awarded through the National Merit Scholarship Program, is a graduate of Taft Academic Center. The scholarship opportunity he received comes from a corporation or business that sponsors funding through the program. Sakkos is a member of the National Honor Society and Academic Team. He is also on the cross country and track teams and in the Jazz and Pep Band.

This is the first time Saint Patrick High School has three seniors receiving recognition through the National Merit Scholarship Program for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT. In addition, Saint Patrick set a new school record with 29 Illinois State Scholars. The current college scholarship total for the Class of 2018 is just under a million dollars.

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