Eastside Catholic High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship finalists

The students are among 15,000 students across the nation named finalists.

Three Eastside Catholic High School seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists in recognition of their academic efforts and achievements.

Kirkland residents Jessica Bond and Michael De Vera and Bellevue resident Matthew Do all have joined the National Merit Scholarship Semifinal list.

“Having now been honored as National Merit Finalists, Jessica, Michael and Matthew have now joined an even more select group of approximately 15,000 students nationwide who earn this designation.” said their principal Ryan Aiello. “They are, and continue to be, exemplars of the rigor and value of an Eastside Catholic education.”

These three seniors have an opportunity to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $30 million that will be awarded in the spring of 2021.

Finalists will be selected based on their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in college studies.

Bond would like to study marine biology with a pre-med emphasis at USC. De Vera would like to study computer science at the University of Washington. Do Would like to study physics and medicine and is undecided on a college or university he would like to attend.