Seven CCSD High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Seven CCSD High School Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

Seven Cherokee County School District high school seniors today were named 2017 National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists!

They are: of Creekview HS, Jack Pace; of River Ridge HS, Anabelle Paulino; of Sequoyah HS, Katie Bates and Alex Morrison; and of Woodstock HS, Alex Andon, A.J. Cox and Evan Vines.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which oversees the prestigious competition, has named 16,000 semi-finalists, who were selected based on outstanding 2015 PSAT scores.  Less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors are named semi-finalists.

To be considered as a finalist, the students next will submit a detailed application noting their academic achievements, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors; an endorsement and recommendation from a high school official; and an essay.  Students also must earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT performance.

The anticipated 15,000 finalists will compete for 7,500 scholarships worth about $33 million, which will be awarded in the spring.

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Alex Andon

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Katie Bates

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A.J. Cox

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Alex Morrison

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Jack Pace

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Anabelle Paulino

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Evan Vines