Principal Gary Steyer of Port Clinton High School announced that senior student Ashton Fisher is a semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented by the principal to this talented senior.
Fisher is the son of Dawn and Dean Fisher. Besides his academic achievements, Fisher is involved in numerous school activities, including the tennis team. He plays the violin in the Port Clinton Orchestra and alto saxophone in Band.
Other clubs and organizations include National Honor Society and Drama Club. Fisher is in Boy Scouts, and currently working on Eagle Scout status. He is the Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 360. Next year he plans to major in Architecture.
According to the NMSC, “The names of 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were announced by officials of the program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the completion for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million, that will be offered next spring.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the “Finalist” level of competition. About 95 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.”