Congratulations to Ocean View High School (OVHS) senior, Tiffany Hamilton, for being named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist! Each year, only 16,000 students nationwide are recognized with this same, prestigious distinction.  As a senior at Ocean View, Tiffany has a rigorous schedule including International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.  She is also a member of the school’s marching band.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

In February 2017, Tiffany will be notified if she qualifies to move forward to the National Merit Scholarship Finalist category.  OVHS is very proud of this hardworking Seahawk!