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Senior Harrison Skala is a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist


On September 9, 2020, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, and Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School proudly announces senior Harrison Skala as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

Harrison will have the opportunity to compete for some 7,600 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 the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.


A member of the Montgomery Catholic Cross Country team, Skala has attended Catholic five years. He is the son of Ben (Montgomery Catholic Class of 1992) & Julie Skala of Wetumpka, and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.