HENRY COUNTY, GA – A quintet of high school students recently learned they will be advancing to the next round of competition as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
Finalist for the National Merit Scholarship program are:
- Ammad Ashraf, Dutchtown High School
- Charles Campbell, Eagle’s Landing High School
- Anthony M. Ciccarello, Union Grove High School
- Jerry Lin, Union Grove High School
And Osagie Jesuorobo from Woodland High School was a finalist for the National Achievement Scholarship program.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program began in 1955, and is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
The National Achievement® Scholarship Program established in 1964 is an academic competition to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit® Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
The two programs are conducted concurrently but operated separately. Black American students can qualify for Scholars in both the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program, but can receive only one monetary award from NMSC.
For more information on the National Merit and Achievement Scholarship programs, visit their website at www.nationalmerit.org.
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