Seniors earn National Merit honors, possible scholarships

Release Date: October 6th, 2011

Thirteen seniors from across the HSE district performed well enough on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to be National Merit Semifinalists or National Achievement Scholarship Program Semifinalists. Both programs recognize students with elite performances.

FHS National Merit Semifinalists are Jennifer Funk, Paul Pratt, Jacob Ryan and Amanda Wiesler. HSEHS National Merit Semifinalists include Collin Baker, Jacob Crell, Hannah Doherty, Alyson Faultless, Sawyer Hitchcock, Kristie Hsu, Alex Nelson, Mike Young. Chase Williams is a National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalist.

They are invited to apply to continue in the competitions to become finalists and/or scholars when they can possibly receive college scholarships.

Approximately 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists are named across the country and compete for 8,400 scholarships announced in the spring. Approximately 1,600 National Achievement semifinalists compete for 700 scholarships.

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