National Merit and Commended Scholar Students

West Geauga is pleased to have three 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists based upon scores earned on the national PSAT exam. This honor is awarded to approximately 1% of the students who take the exam each year. Each Semi-Finalist is now eligible to compete for National Merit Scholarships. The Semi-Finalists are:Reilly Lewis, Megan McGinnis, and Morgan Palchick.

In addition, West Geauga High School has five Commended Scholars named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. These students represent the top 3-4% of students taking the PSAT exam.  Although these students cannot compete for National Scholarship dollars, many receive corporate and/or business scholarships as a result of their performance. The Commended Scholars are: Lydia Hanna, Grant Congdon, Bryn Morgan, James Patterson, and Isaak Taiclet.

Eleven West Geauga High School students, three of whom are also National Merit Semi-Finalists or Commended Scholars, earned additional honors by receiving the National Rural and Small Town Award and/or the National Hispanic Recognition Award. These awards are earned as a result of their performance on the PSAT and Advanced Placement exams. These awardees are: Bridget Bellett, Aidan Dondero, Elizabeth Furst, Grant Congdon, Isabel Gracon, Megan McGinnis, Morgan Palchick, Sophio Schulz, Samuel Taurasi, Adam Teeter, and Nicolas Zapata. 

The West Geauga Board of Education, administration, and faculty take great pride in the academic accomplishments of these students and congratulate them and their families for their commitment to academic excellence.

Pictured: Top - Megan McGinnis, Lydia Hanna, Grant Congdon, Reilly Lewis, Morgan Palchick    Bottom - Bryn Morgan, James Patterson, Isaak Taiclet