ST. LOUIS, MO, April 2, 2012 – Today, National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of six outstanding African-American high school seniors from the State of Missouri who have won Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. Two of the six awardees named attend Metro Academic and Classical High School in the St. Louis Public School District.
According to the press release issued by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Achievement Scholar awardees are the Finalist candidates judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for academic success in college. The two National Achievement Scholar awardees from Metro Academic and Classical High School are:
· Remy Gates, accepted to Williams College to double major in Biology and Japanese, has won a $2,500.00 scholarship
· Donald Woodson, accepted to Yale University to study medicine, has won a $2,500.00 scholarship
About the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Competition
More than 160,000 students entered the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program by requesting consideration in the competition when they took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) as high school juniors. In September 2011, approximately 1,600 of the highest scorers were named Semifinalists on a regional representation basis. To continue in the competition, Semifinalists had to fulfill requirements for Finalist standing, which included having a record of consistently high academic performance; being endorsed and recommended by an official from their high school; earning sat scores that confirmed their PSAT/NMSQT® performance; and writing an essay.
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