Tushhoff qualifies for National Merit Scholar


Photo Courtesy Wilena Tushhoff

Senior Forrest Tushoff holds his second place award for the B.E.S.T. Robotics regionals. The competition was held at Wichita State University.

Five months after of being named a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMC), senior Forrest Tushhoff received the news he had qualified as a National Merit Finalist. 

“I was relieved but not surprised,” Tushhoff said. “Nearly all semi-finalists who fill out the application become finalists. All that is left for me is to tell NMC my college of choice so I can get a college sponsored scholarship.”

Tushhoff will become a National Merit Scholar if he receives a scholarship either through a college or NMC.

“Becoming a finalist will give me better scholarship opportunities,” Tushhoff said. “There are several colleges that gives finalists a full ride and many cover that tuition.”

After graduation, Tushhoff plans to attend Oklahoma State.