Congratulations to our 2024 Merit Scholarship Competition finalists! Approximately 40 students participated in our Middle and High School Merit Scholarship Competition this year, making the selection process challenging and exciting! The academic accomplishments, extracurricular involvement, demonstrated leadership, and teacher recommendations we reviewed for each participant were quite impressive, and there were many deserving candidates.

In the rising 6th grade competition, students participated from schools all over Louisville, resulting in five finalists, three of whom were from Francis Parker. Buster Morse (Francis Parker) and Gibran Neimat (Francis Parker) were named finalists.

Our 2024 Middle School Merit Scholars are: 

  • Stella Russell (Francis Parker)
  • Etta Walsh (Virginia Chance)
  • Betty Clark (Bloom Elementary)

In the rising 9th grade competition, students participated from schools all over Louisville, resulting in six finalists, five of whom were from Francis Parker. Carter Heck (Francis Parker) and Liam Knaebel (Francis Parker) were named finalists. 

One student earned an Honorable Mention Scholarship: Amar Tucakovic (Friends School).  

Our 2024 High School Merit Scholars are:

  • Carnighan Math-Science Merit Scholar – Jack Norris (Francis Parker)
  • Cipinko Humanities Merit Scholar – Vivian Schnuerle (Francis Parker)
  • Francis Parker Merit Scholar – Jack Slattery (Francis Parker)