CarolineTomczak, Senior Section Editor
Recently 100 students in the North Fulton area have qualified for the 2017 National Merit Semifinalists. This is a very rewarding opportunity for all of these students, who will have the chance to compete for 7,500 Merit Scholarship Awards worth about $33 million. Several students from Chattahoochee are Semifinalists for a chance to receive the National Merit Scholarship which will go toward their college tuition and expenses.
To be chosen for the the Semifinals students must be one of the 50,000 top PSAT scorers within the nation and have the highest PSAT scores within their state. For example, for the state of Georgia, on the old PSAT a student must have made a score of a 1218 or higher. However, to be a finalist for this scholarship the student should not only have outstanding PSAT test scores but also an outstanding academic record and several leadership positions. The students who will receive scholarships will be announced later this year in the spring.
Chattahoochee is second in the county for the Semifinalist nominations with twenty-three students and Northview is first with thirty-two students. Several TAG students from Chattahoochee have been nominated this year; Ms. Pair from the TAG department stated, “It is very rewarding to see that multiple TAG students are semifinalists. My goal is to have even more students be nominated in the future.” Many of the students from Chattahoochee are honored to be able to have the opportunity for possible scholarships and grants towards their college tuition. Pallavi Kenkare (SR) is “very excited to be a semifinalist this year and can’t wait to see the results in the spring.”
This is a very exciting opportunity for the semifinalists from Chattahoochee, and we wish them the best of luck in the spring!