Andrew Rossi, a senior at Cardinal Mooney High School has been named a National Merit Finalist. Andrew is one of 15,000 students nationally to compete for over 83000 scholarship awards.
Award winners are selected on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. In making selections the National Merit Scholarship Corporation evaluates the finalists academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, recommendation by school principal, information about the student's activities and leadership, and an essay by the student.
Finalists are eligible for three categories of Merit Scholarships; $2500 National Merit Scholarships, corporate sponsored Merit Scholarships and college sponsored Merit Scholarships. Initially more than 1.5 million students from 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the competition for the National Merit Scholarships by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship test as juniors.
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Andrew is the son of Atty. and Mrs. Gregg Rossi of Poland. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club and Service Club. An accomplished musician, he plays both guitar and piano, Andrew will provide all musical accompaniment for Mooney's spring play, ''Curtains.'' Andrew intends to attend the University of Notre Dame and major in engineering.