Beachwood High School has 14 seniors who were named National Merit Scholars for this school year.
Students qualify for this honor based on their scores on the pre-SAT.
That's over 10 percent of the class, the district points out, and the honor is bestowed to 5 percent of students nationwide.
Six of those are semifinalists, who are expected to compete with 1 percent of students nationwide for $32 million in college scholarships: Maxwell Barnett, Ilana Blumin, Wooyoung Lee, Aaron Shifrin, James Starkman and Erlein Tacastacas.
Six more are Commended Students: Elizabeth Bream, Robert Kaufman, Jake Lowenkamp, Jon Sender, Julia Winkeler and Max Yanowitz. Two are Outstanding Participants: Toni Nicholas and Nick Greene.