Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fayette County Students Named Semifinalists in National Achievement Scholarship Program

FL Note: Kudos to Fayette County High and Sandy Creek High Schools for these students' excellent achievements!

Six local students are among the 1,600 semifinalists nationwide vying for scholarships in the 2009 National Achievement Scholarship Program, a competition for African American high school students.

Chayna Johnson and Cecelia Oparah of Fayette County High and Jennifer Black, Ayrton Bryan, Kafi Hemphill and David Johnson of Sandy Creek High were selected as semifinalists from more than 150,000 students from all parts of the U.S. who requested consideration in the program when they took the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as high school juniors.

To advance to the finalist level, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal, earn SAT scores that confirm the PSAT/NMSQT performance and write a self-descriptive essay. The semifinalist and a school official must also complete a scholarship application in which they provide information about the student’s participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and educational goals.

Approximately 1,300 semifinalists are expected to fulfill additional requirements and advance to the finalist level in the 2009 competition where participants will compete for 800 achievement scholarship awards worth some $2.6 million for college undergraduate study.

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1 comment:

Gddyupn said...

Congratulations to Chayna Johnson, FCHS. YOU ROCK!!!!!!