Two DHS students named as National Merit Scholar finalists

From left: Superintendent Kevin Brown, Montgomery Stheiner, Robert Walker and former Board President Kathleen Suida. Photo courtesy of Davison Community Schools

From left: Superintendent Kevin Brown, Montgomery Stheiner, Robert Walker and former Board President Kathleen Suida. Photo courtesy of Davison Community Schools

DAVISON — Davison High School students Montgomery Stheiner and Robert Walker have been recognized as National Merit Scholar finalists. This is a tremendous achievement as becoming a finalist requires scoring in the top 1 percent on the PSAT.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

All Finalists are considered for one of the 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. National Merit $2,500 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.

Montgomery is the son of Shane and Terri Stheiner. He is a member of the marching band, jazz band and pit orchestra. He also participates in the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra, the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra, Flint Youth Wind Ensemble and the University of Michigan-Flint Honors Band. Montgomery is a member of the National Honor Society. He wants to pursue a career in the area of finance and is undecided between Notre Dame and Michigan State.

Robert is the son of Stephen and Amy Walker.

He has challenged himself with almost every AP class that Davison offers. Robert is also the current captain of the tennis team, member of National Honor Society and Varsity Skeet team, and even owns a business. He has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and is considering several colleges, with Michigan State and the University of Michigan at the top of his list, to study actuarial science. — Davison Community Schools