Saline High School senior Jack Toor was one of 2,500 students named a National Merit Scholar by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Toor is the son of Kevin and Christine Toor. Next year he will attend the University of Michigan to study computer science and biology. Toor ran cross country in the fall and is a captain of the varsity lacrosse team.
The National Merit Scholarship is worth $2,500.
Johnathan Roberts, a Saline resident who attends Washtenaw International High School, also earned the National Merit Scholarship and designation. His likely field of study is engineering. Roberts played varsity tennis at Saline High School for three years. He was on the Saline Robotics team for three years. Roberts is an Eagle Scout.
The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.
On June 6 and July 16, another 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners will be announced.
National Merit Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors.