Cactus Shadows’ Sarah Weiss named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Cactus Shadows High School is pleased to announce that Sarah Weiss has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.  Sarah will receive the New American University Scholarship for National Scholars from her top-choice university, Arizona State!

The New American University Scholarship from ASU is $16K per year, renewable for 4 years.

Principal, James Swetter said, “I am so proud of Sarah for being named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship process. Sarah has demonstrated a tremendous work ethic and is very deserving!” 

Sarah will also receive one-time thesis research support of $1,500 and $1,000 toward a study abroad program with Barrett, the Honors College. Sarah has been accepted at Barrett and plans on studying biology in preparation for medical school.

The process of becoming a National Merit Scholar Finalist is lengthy, but it all starts with the PSAT test she took as a junior. Sarah knew the significance of this test and she excelled on it, which made her eligible to advance in the award process.

Superintendent Burdick said, “Our CCUSD students continue to embody our Mission:  “Inspire Excellence!”

Congratulations Sarah – Thank you for representing Cactus Shadows High School with this amazing accomplishment! 

Cactus Shadows High School is an A+ School of Excellence and a World Class High School for the 21st Century.  For more information, contact Mr. Jim Swetter, Principal, at jswetter@ccusd93.orgor visit our website