Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Students Named National Merit and Achiever Finalists

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools have 40 students named National Merit Finalists for 2014.

The students from Carrboro HS are:  Anna Broome; Eleanor Costley; Maura Jones; and Thurgood Marshall Lynn.

The students from Chapel Hill HS are: Natalie Bulik-Sullivan; Yuqing Chen; Marlow Durbin; Anna Li; Nina Muller; Juno Park; Stephanie Peres-Da-Silva; Jeffrey Perkins; Evan Rose; Stefan Steiner; Shyam Vasudevan; Xiao-Song Wang; Samuel Williams; and Julian Wilson.

The students from East Chapel Hill HS are:  Laura Bevington; Jerry Chang; William Collins; Kathy Dai; Sara Edelman-Munoz; Sarah Fordham; Riley Foster; Benjamin Goldstein; George Hito; Cole Jenson; Vincent Lai; Zachary Lee; Sicong Liu; Helen Lo; Jason Mao; Hongqian Niu; Ballard Robinett; Leigha Vilen; Sarah Wright; Emily Wu; Michelle Xia; and Michael Zhou.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic competition that began in 1955.  High school students are eligible for the Merit Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT, a test taken by more than 1.5 million entrants each year, with just over 8,000 selected as National Merit Finalists.

The district also had two students named National Achievement Scholarship Finalists.  They are: Jennah Jones, East Chapel Hill HS and Amon Williams, Carrboro HS.

The National Achievement Scholarship was established in 1964 to recognize outstanding Black American high school students.  Finalists are selected based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments.  Only 800 Finalists are selected from the more than 160,000 students who enter based on information supplied on their PSAT/NMSQT.

For more information about the National Merit Scholarship programs, visit www.nationalmerit.org.

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