Nick Kelhofer Named National Merit Finalist

Pinecrest senior, Nick Kelhofer, has been named a National Merit Finalist.
To be considered for a National Merit Scholarship® award, semi-finalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
Over 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists, and are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Winners will be announced this spring.
Nick was also named STAR Student for Pinecrest Academy earlier in the school year. We are proud of Nick and these amazing accomplishments!
Pinecrest Academy is a private PreK3-12 Catholic school located in Cumming, South Forsyth, just minutes from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton and Suwanee. We serve families of all faiths seeking a Christian education for their children. To learn more about our unique educational philosophy, visit our Welcome page.

The mission of Pinecrest Academy is reflected in the word Integer, which is Latin for “whole,” or “entire,” and reflects our goal of forming the whole child as an authentic “Person in Christ.” The school motto Semper Altius, means “Always Higher,” and challenges our students, parents, staff and faculty to strive for excellence in all areas of Integral Formation® - intellectual, spiritual, human and apostolic.