Hanover students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

The National Merit Scholarship program has awarded three Hanover High School students with $2,500 each toward their college educations, according to the Valley News:

Hanover residents Charles Chen, Teresa Snyder and Caroline Tally made the grade among New Hampshire’s 14 merit scholars, out of the more than 1.6 million high school juniors nationwide who took the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors in the fall of 2015.

The Hanover trio were among 16,000 students reaching the semifinalist round and 7,500 finalists nationwide.

Criteria for the award include students’ academic records, school curricula and grading system, test scores, letters of recommendations, and a student essay.

Congratulations, scholars!