During this highly competitive process, more than 1.5 million high school students took the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to become eligible for the program. Fiol was one of the highest-scoring entrants in Texas earning him a spot as a semi-finalist and now a finalist.
To be selected as a finalist, Fiol had to submit a detailed scholarship application including information about his academic records, school and community activities, leadership characteristics, and awards he has earned.
As a finalist, Fiol is now in the running to receive a National Merit Scholarship. Approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million will be awarded later this spring.
Frenship wants to congratulate Alejandro on his outstanding representation of FHS and wish him GOOD LUCK in the finals round.