Washington Township High School Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP –  Washington Township High School senior Jennifer Wenzel has been named a semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).  Wenzel is among 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st Annual NMSP who will complete scholarship applications for consideration as a finalist in the competition.  About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 NMSP by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The pool of semifinalists, represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.
Beginning in March, the NMSP will notify 7,600 winners of the three types of Merit Scholarship Awards, valued at $33 million: 2,500 National Merit $2500 Scholarships; 1,000 Corporate-sponsored scholarships; and 4,100 college-sponsored scholarships at 200 colleges.Merit scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
“The high school is extremely proud of this accomplishment,” WTHS Interim Principal Ann Moore said.  “Being acknowledged as a National Merit Semifinalist is a great honor and testament to Jennifer’s academic ability. This accomplishment will open the door to greater opportunity in a very large way.”

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