Tuesday, September 29, 2015

National Merit Scholarship Program Recognitions


 



STUDENTS ARE SEMI-FINALISTS IN THE 2016 NATIONAL
MERIT ® SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


Navdeep Handa, Madeline Sager and Jason Wierzbicki have been named as National Merit Scholarship Finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.  “To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his/her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalists academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.”  Finalists are chosen in the spring and 2,500 National Merit Scholarships will be awarded.


COMMENDED STUDENTS IN THE 2016 NATIONAL
MERIT ® SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Maya Amy, Dallas Fleck, Walter Nelson, Kathryn Proffitt, and Audrey Schwartz have been named as Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource, recognizing their accomplishments, as well as they key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.  We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”


All of these students were recognized by the Owen J. Roberts Board of School Directors regular business meeting on Monday, September 28, 2015.

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