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Bolingbrook HS senior Neil Sheth is National Merit Finalist

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 12:25 p.m. CDT

BOLINGBROOK – Bolingbrook High School senior Suraj “Neil” Sheth has been named a National Merit Scholarship Corporation Finalist.

As a finalist, Sheth now becomes a candidate for the coveted Merit Scholarship award based on ability, skills, and accomplishments.

NMSC selectors will evaluate his academic record, information about the school's curricula and grading system, two sets of test scores, written recommendations, information about the student's activities and leadership, and an essay.  

Sheth, who scored a perfect 800 on the biology and chemistry SAT subject tests he took in early October and ranks second in the BHS Class of 2014, is also a President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award winner.

Last summer Sheth conducted neuroscience research at the Harvard University. He hopes to obtain both an MD and a PhD in neuroscience.

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