Elijah Cooper, a senior at Daviess County High School, has been named a 2018 National Merit Semifinalist.
This honor represents fewer than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and represents the highest scoring entrants from each state. According to the National Merit Scholarship Program from across the country who has achieved this elite status. These academically talented high school seniors now advance in competition for approximately 7,400 National Merit Scholarships valued at more than $32 million.
The National Merit Scholarship Program was established in 1955 to honor the nation’s scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence.
Eli, son of Mark and Cheryl Cooper, is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Key Club and swim team at Daviess County High School, where he serves as president for the Y-Club and Beta Club and vice president of Student Council. As a member of the DCHS Academic Team, Eli also helped to capture a national championship title last year.
In addition to his school involvement, Eli contributes to the larger community by serving on the Kentucky Commissioner of Education Student Council and holds an executive seat on the YMCA.
In his spare time, Eli enjoys service work and all things Disney.
After graduation, Eli plans to explore the fields of pre-medicine and political science.