Mequon-Thiensville School District

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HHS National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) recently announced the names of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Homestead High School is excited to announce that seven of our senior students have qualified as National Merit Semifinalists. Those students include: Camille Chen, Hannah D’Cruz, Maya Graupe, William Harwood, Benjamin Levin, Jasmine Xu, and George Zhu. 

These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of competition. Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

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HHS World News Ranking

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District #7 out of 452 (Top 2%) ranked high schools in the state of Wisconsin. The school was also ranked #458 of nearly 18,000 (Top 3%) public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, Homestead High School has reaffirmed its achieved status as a U.S. News Best High School.

“Our school community knows its value as Mighty Highlanders, but it’s always nice to see the hard work of our students and staff members validated in rankings like this,” said Eric Ebert, Principal of Homestead High School. “I’m proud of the dedication, impressive achievements, and continued successes of our students and educators - all of those things are absolutely reflected in this update from the U.S. News & World Report.”

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College Board National Recognition Awards graphic

Three students at Homestead High School have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs. These programs celebrate students' hard work in high school and showcase their strong academic performance. The academic honors for rural area, Black, Indigenous, and/or Latino students are an opportunity for students to share their strong academic achievements with colleges and scholarship programs. The following Homestead students earned a National African American Recognition Award academic honor because of their GPA of 3.5 or higher and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT or AP Exams.

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Group photo of HHS Latin Team

The Homestead High School Latin team, led by longtime World Language teacher, Magistra Marianne Wallach, recently returned from the annual National Junior Classical League (NJCL) at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Held each summer, the NJCL is a chance for classics students across the nation to celebrate and compete in a multitude of diverse events to showcase the proficiency, enthusiasm, and talents of students in all that is Latin and Greek.

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    Mequon-Thiensville Today

    Mequon-Thiensville Today is a now-defunct community magazine that provided useful information about the City of Mequon and the Village of Thiensville with news and feature stories about the people, businesses, places and events that make our communities very special places to live, work, and do business. Please review the archive for past content and articles specific to MTSD.


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