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Stec Named Semifinalist By National Merit

October 02, 2018
By Deb Daley

Mercy High School senior, Hanna Stec, has been named a Semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.  

Stec is a member of National Honor Society, Show Choir, Mercy High Singers, and the Thespian Board at school as well as serving as a representative on the state board.  She will play the Red Queen in the fall production of Alice in Wonderland, and has had major roles in 1776 the Musical, Girls of the Garden Club, Macbeth and Wizard of Oz. She also played club softball during her early years of high school and has received numerous academic and performing arts awards.  Her favorite subjects are Math and Calculus and she plans to major in aerospace engineering in college.   

A member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, she is thrilled by this honor and is hopeful that it will help her stand out as she pursues college and her career dreams. 

“We are so proud of Hanna!  In addition to being extremely bright, Hanna has shared her gifts and talents with us all through her creative outlet of theatre and music,” said Kristi Wessling, Principal, Mercy High School. 

More than 1.6 million junior students in 22,000 high schools entered the National Merit competition by taking the PSAT.  Stec was among the 16,000 students that earned the semifinalist title.