We are #PaduaPROUD of Shannon Salerni '23 for advancing from semifinalist status to being named a National Merit Finalist and winner of the National Merit Mannington Mills, Inc. Scholarship. This corporate-sponsored supplementary scholarship from Mannington Mills is renewable for four years.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year. Fewer than 1% of all high school students nationwide qualify as a Semifinalist. Padua Academy is proud to honor Shannon, who has earned this prestigious title.