Black American high school students in the Palm Beach County School District can make themselves eligible for the National Achievement Program and the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and meeting other published requirements for participation. Black students may enter both.
The two annual programs are conducted concurrently but operated and funded separately. A student's standing is determined independently in each program. Black American students can qualify for recognition and be honored as Scholars in both the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program, but can receive only one monetary award from NMSC.
More than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated Semifinalists in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program were announced today by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) officials. These scholastically talented young men and women now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 achievement Scholarship® awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring.
To be considered for a National Achievement Scholarship, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 80 percent of Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win an Achievement Scholarship award.
The Palm Beach County public school students are:
ATLANTIC COMMUNITY H. S., Demezier, Christopher B.
BOCA RATON COMMUNITY H. S., Tersio, Isabelle C.
SUNCOAST COMMUNITY H. S., Angarita, Luis M., Bisasor, Jhanelle H., Jackson, Anthony L., Jean, Grace H., Nazaire, Willene D., Raymond, Randall R., Scott, Daniel A
WEST BOCA RATON COMMUNITY H. S., Wright, Kristen A
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office) Sept. 2013