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District 204 Seniors Receive National Merit Scholorships

District 204 Seniors Receive National Merit Scholorships
The following information comes from a District 204 press release. 

National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the District 204 seniors who received awards as part of this year's program.

Five District 204 seniors were selected National Merit Scholars and each will receive $2,500. These students were selected from more than 15,000 outstanding finalists.

Selection was made by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors, who reviewed academic records, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay written by the finalist; and a recommendation written by a high school official.

National Merit Scholars from Metea Valley are Hye Eun Kim, Indorica Sutradhar and Austin Yu. Neuqua ValleyNational Merit Scholars are James He and Alyssa Liu.

Four District 204 students were named National Achievement Scholarship winners. The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established to provide recognition for outstanding Black high school students.

Winners are selected from more than 1,600 outstanding finalists based on consistently high academic performance. Each winner receives a $2,500 scholarship.Neuqua Valley winners include Roland Dewgard, Sydney Gathe, and Avery Stephenson. Waubonsie Valley's winner is Anthony Itambo.

Four students were also named Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship winners. Scholars were selected from students who advanced to the finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship competition and met criteria of the scholarship sponsor. Corporate Scholarship winners include Brooke Eber from Metea Valley, and Saumya Jain, Kathryn Speckels, and Avery Stephenson from Neuqua Valley.

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