SPASH Announces Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist and Commended Student
For the Gazette
STEVENS POINT — SPASH senior Sabrina Tang has been named a Semi-Finalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC). This academically talented student has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.
Students are eligible based on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) which serves as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest scoring entrants in each state.
“We are proud to recognize and celebrate the academic accomplishments of this student,” stated Jon Vollendorf, Stevens Point Senior High principal.
Koppany Bodor has been named a National Merit Commended Student, one of approximately 34,000 students nationwide. Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition.
“These young men and women have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for the NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource. Recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role that their schools play in academic development is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation”.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced beginning in April and concluding in July.