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St. Dominic Senior Named National Merit Semifinalist


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St. Dominic High School senior Jeremy Sutterer, a 2019 National Merit Semifinalist, works with Engineering 2 classmates on a hands-on mechanical engineering exercise.

St. Dominic High School senior Jeremy Sutterer has been named a 2019 National Merit Semifinalist, placing him among the top 1 percent of high school seniors nationwide.

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More than 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit (PSAT/NMSQT). Semifinalists will now participate in a detailed application process, with finalists announced in February. Approximately half of the finalists will receive National Merit Scholarships totaling more than $31 million.

"We are so proud of Jeremy," said St. Dominic Principal Cathy Fetter. "This accomplishment is a tremendous honor. But even more, Jeremy is an incredible young man. It's neat when good things happen to great people."

Sutterer, a graduate of St. Joseph Cottleville, is active in soccer, volleyball, Model United Nations, math team, band and jazz band at St. Dominic. He currently serves on Student Council’s executive board as secretary. He intends to study medicine or engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Notre Dame, Washington University in St. Louis or Saint Louis University.

"I am extremely grateful for being given this opportunity and honored to be recognized this far into the process," Sutterer said. "This will help me immensely with college and propel me ahead with my future."

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