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Drew Central Senior Named as National Merit Scholarship Finalist

March 1st, 2013 by

Jessica Wishard, a senior at Drew Central High School, received recognition at their recent school board meeting for advancing to finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program of 2013. She was awarded a certificate by Ms. Melissa Vincent, Principal of the high school.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is a competition for academic recognition and college scholarships. While winning a National Merit Scholarship would be a great accomplishment, even advancing to the level of finalist is prestigious and counts highly with college admissions staff.

Winners of the scholarships are selected based on several criteria. The student’s academic record, PSAT and SAT scores, extracurricular and leadership experiences are all taken into consideration. The student must submit an essay, along with recommendations from the student’s school. The school’s curricula and grading system, are also factors. About one half of the finalists are named Merit Scholars and receive scholarships. The winners will be notified beginning in March.

6 Responses to “Drew Central Senior Named as National Merit Scholarship Finalist”

  1. Page's dad says:

    Way to go!

  2. Barbie Eubanks says:

    Congrats to a young lady who has a great work ethic and more talent in her little finger than I’ll ever have!

  3. Norman Hill says:

    Congratulations to Jessica, her parents and the Drew Central School District. It makes me feel great about our students, parents and schools to see students excel in their pursuit of excellence. Jessica, her parents and Drew Central Schools can all be proud of her accomplishment.

    Norman Hill

  4. Joyce Pevey says:

    Congratulations Jessica on one your many great accomplishments!!

  5. Sally Smith says:

    Congratulations, my dear niece. I am so proud of your accomplishment. Good luck with all of your future endeavors. I know you will go far in life.

  6. Shane Williams says:

    Congrats!!!!! I’ve never known a young lady who deserved it more. :)

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