Fourteen CVSD Seniors Recognized by National Scholarship Program
Three Central Valley High School seniors were named Semifinalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Stephen Lucas, Benjamin Merritt and Andrew Schutts achieved Semifinalist status, ranking them in the top one percent of U.S. high school seniors and furthering each in the competition to be named a National Merit Finalist.
Eleven additional Central Valley School District students were named National Merit “Commended Scholars” by the scholarship program: Joseph Aman, Mitchell Dunn, Kelsey Glynn, Dakota Kliamovich, David Ross, Dallin Squires, Therin Taylor, Alexander White, Ruth Winkler and Emma Zellmer from Central Valley High School and Lauren Nemitz from University High School. These students ranked in the top five percent of all students taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as juniors and earned Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement.
About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools entered the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2010 PSAT/NMSQT, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
These academically talented high school seniors have the opportunity to compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million for college undergraduate study to be awarded this spring. The National Merit Scholarship Program was established in 1955 by the not-for-profit National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
For more information, visit www.nationalmerit.org.
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