By Jim Boyle
Elk River Star News
Hannah Bremer, Wyatt Martin and Tristan Sweet, of Rogers High School, have been selected for the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
There were 1.5 million participants, and Bremer, Martin and Sweet are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants and will be recognized this fall at the start of their senior years. From there, the top 16,000 students will become National Merit semifinalists and then the top 8,000 will become National Merit finalists and receive scholarships.
Rogers High School Spanish teacher Brian Harapat said of Bremer: “Hannah has a very uncommon combination of strong interpersonal skills, superior intellect, creativity and task commitment. She is a strong student leader who is self-motivated and well-respected by her peers. I consider it a privilege to be able to work with students like Hannah, and the entire staff is excited for her as she moves through the National Merit Scholarship process.”
Rogers High School social studies teacher Jeremy Hood said of Sweet: “Tristan is an extremely capable and hardworking student. He always goes above and beyond to ensure success in the classroom. He truly epitomizes what is great about Rogers High School.”
Rogers High School science teacher John Kapsner said of Martin: “Wyatt is one of the finest writers I have had in my AP biology class. Writing clear and concise essays in a science classroom is a difficult skill. Wyatt has the ability to take difficult information and present this information in a synthesized and understandable manner for all students.”