Merritt maintained a 4.096 GPA. She was Captain of the Cross Country Team. She is a member of National Honor Society and earned 1st place honors in the District DECA Marketing Communications event 2-years in a row. She attended Virginia Girls All-State and was a multi-year Presidential Service Award Winner. Merritt volunteers with her family in service to the homeless community in honor of her brother in making blankets and dinners.
Her Motto for Life is: Smile at someone today; you never know who needs it
Merritt will be attending University of Alabama in the fall.