BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. – McMinnville resident Adelia Stanley, a senior at The Webb School, was recently named a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
Stanley was among the top 1 percent of 2020 U.S. high school seniors to achieve semifinalist distinction in September 2019. Of the 16,000 students selected nationwide as semifinalists, 90 percent (roughly 15,000) were chosen to be finalists. They are eligible to vie for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $31 million that will be announced in April.
Said Stanley, “I am honored and excited to have received finalist standing, and I would like to again thank my teachers and family for all their support and for providing opportunities like this for me to succeed.”
Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered -- 2,500 National Merit Scholarships, approximately 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards, and approximately 4,000 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards.
Stanley has been a member of Student Council since her sophomore year and is currently serving as secretary/ treasurer, is vice president of Webb’s International Thespian Society Troupe, has been a Prefect Council member since junior year and is a Mock Trial member.
She has received the Randolph College Book Award, Chemistry Book Award, Mock Trial Witness Award and Dynamic Performer Award.