By: Cori Fricke, Sports Editor

St. Pius’ very own senior Luke Ross was recently chosen as a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship.

Luke Ross is a senior at St. Pius X High School. He is a varsity letterman winner for tennis, and is a member of National Honor Society. Photo By: Zachary Elling


Ross scored high enough on the PSAT that he got invited to write an essay and fill out an application.  He then took the SAT and scored high enough on it to become one of about 16,000 semifinalists.  

Around 15,000 kids go on to become finalists, which Ross hopes to become.  Once you become a finalist, you receive scholarships and extremely high honors.


Sometime in the coming months, Ross will find out if he becomes a finalist to receive National Merit Scholarships.  This is a great honor and will impress colleges and potential job opportunities.

Seniors left to right: John Adams, Jacob Cummings, Luke Ross, Charlie Parish, Andrew Cangelosi, Peter Boo, and Dimitri Alaiwat. They are all very supportive of each others accomplishments and are excited for Luke Ross nomination. Photo By: Zachary Elling


“I am honored to be a part of this. I’m just taking it day-by-day,” said Ross.  

In addition to doing his schoolwork, Ross likes to hang out with his friends and joke around.  



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