Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics Celebrates 
Eight National Merit Finalists 

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics (OSSM) celebrates eight seniors who have been named Finalists in the 2024 Competition for National Merit Scholarships. 

The OSSM students are Christian F. (Owasso), Wesley H. (Mustang), Jacob M.(Edmond), Krish M. (Edmond), Aaron P. (Edmond), Adrian P. (Edmond), Billy Z. (Lawton), and Andrew Z. (Edmond). Selection as National Merit Finalists is based on several factors, including results of the SAT or ACT that confirm performance on the PSAT. 

“These seniors have accomplished a great deal in their high school career,” said Tony Cornforth, president of OSSM. “We congratulate them for this achievement of being among 7,000 of the nation’s most academically talented high school students.” 

Approximately 16,000 semifinalists were considered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the 2024 annual National Merit Scholarship program. These high school seniors now have an opportunity to compete for nearly $28 million in scholarships. Established in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Since its founding, NMSC has recognized 2.9 million academically talented high school students and provided over 377,000 scholarships worth $1.5 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence and contribute to developing future leaders.