Twenty Ravenscroft Students Honored in National Merit Scholarship Competition
Twenty Ravenscroft seniors have been recognized in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship competition.
Kyla Babson, Chris Brajer, Ryan Carr, Alex Cooley, Calley Mangum, Claudia Meyer, Elisabeth Schricker, Max Sminkey, and Kate Sweeney have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.
Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists across the country were named in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $32 million, that will be offered next spring.
In addition, seniors Aysia Demby and Mollie Ducoste have been named Semifinalists in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program, which recognizes scholastically talented Black American seniors. Approximately1,600 Semifinalists will compete for 800 scholarship awards worth $2.5million.
The National Merit Scholarship program also announced the names of 34,000 students across the country who achieved Commended status. The following Ravenscroft students were named:Will Barefoot, Emily Bedsole, Aysia Demby, Mollie Ducoste, Averi Gaines, Logan Greer, Kelsey Hill, Allison McAdams, Lauren Norris, Alicia Richards, and Mariel Ziperski.
Although these students will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarships, they placed among the top 5 percentof over 1.5 million who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.