Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce that senior Gilbert Haw, son of Steve and Heidi Haw, Lake Mills, has been named a Finalist in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. This distinction places him in the top 1% of participants in a process sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that began the fall of his junior year.
Haw, also one of the Top Ten academic students in his class, is one of only 15,000 students throughout the nation who have been recognized for their exceptional academic promise. These high school seniors are eligible for 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million that are offered in the spring. About half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. More than 1.5 million students entered the 2020 competition by taking the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
Beyond the classroom, Haw has been involved in Jazz and Warrior Marching Bands, STEM and Robotics Clubs, Tech/AV Club, Academic Bowl and Math Team. After graduation this May, he plans to attend Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology or Valparaiso University to pursue German and Mechanical Engineering.