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Seventeen Homestead Students Named National Merit Finalists

Feb. 16, 2010

Please direct inquiries to:

Demond Means, Superintendent (262) 238-8500

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2010


Seventeen Homestead Students Named National Merit Finalists


MEQUON, WI: The Mequon-Thiensville School District has been notified that seventeen Homestead students have been selected as National Merit Scholarship finalists.


The National Merit Scholarship Program is a prestigious academic competition that confers some of the highest academic honors attainable by U.S. high school students. Students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, (a test which acts as an initial screening of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year) and by satisfying certain program entry requirements.


The seventeen Homestead students join approximately 15,000 students from across the country in being named as finalists. The Homestead National Merit finalists are:


 Conley Brown

 Randall Clopton

 Phoebe Dyer

 Robert Friedlander

 Rohan Karmarkar

 Dillon Kelly

 Megan Kress

 Thomas Kress

 Alexander Loiben

 Alexander Mattson

 Jack Mitchell

 Jennifer Pavelec

 Erica Reetz

 Alexandra Scovil

 Tanner Songkakul

 Kelly Stretz

 Katherine Stuehrk


“Being named as a National Merit finalist is an outstanding honor for any student,” said Demond Means, Superintendent. “We congratulate all of them and also acknowledge the families and teachers who helped them to achieve this amazing result.”




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