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Seven Seniors Named Merit Finalists

NATIONAL HONOR: Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Union High School National Merit Finalists! Pictured with Senior Class Principal Marla Robinson, center, they are, from left, Hannah Rondthaler, Alexander Labbane, Ferdinand Mudjialim, Tony Nguyen, Killian Kane, Grant Hizer, and Josephine Uerling.

Courtesy Union Public Schoolsn U

Seven Union High School seniors have been named 2017-2018 National Merit Finalists:

• Grant Hizer, son of Lisa Guertin of Broken Arrow;
• Killian Kane, son of Kelly and Jennifer Kane of Tulsa;
• Alexander Labbane, son of Mondher and Cheryl Labbane of Broken Arrow;
• Ferdinand Mudjialim, son of Andy Mudjialim and Tan Fang Fang of Broken Arrow;
• Tony Nguyen, son of Henry and Tammy Nguyen of Tulsa;
• Hannah Rondthaler, daughter of Timothy Rondthaler and Joanne Call of Tulsa; and
• Josephine Uerling, daughter of Steve and Alicia Uerling of Broken Arrow. 

These seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. In order to be named a finalist, students must meet several academic requirements. Additionally, students must:

• Be enrolled full time as a high school student, with plans to enter college no later than the fall following completion of high school;
• Be a citizen of the United States or a permanent U.S. resident (or an applicant for permanent residency) in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen; and
• Take the PSAT/NMSQT in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern.

Updated 03-22-2018

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