Six Lilburn Students Named National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists

The six Lilburn students are among nearly 30 in Gwinnett County to receive the honor.

Six Lilburn students are among 28 in Gwinnett County recently named as 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program semifinalists, according to a release by the local school district.

The distinction puts the students in the running for approximately 800 achievement scholarship awards worth more than $2.5 million.

The 2013 Gwinnett honorees in Lilburn schools are:

  • Berkmar High: Adila Abdulwahid, Anthony L. Downer, Eden Hailemichael, and Michelle Ramos
  • Parkview High: Laura M. Anderson and Sharrod K. Brathwaite

The National Achievement Scholarship Program provides scholarships to academically promising black students, recognizing high-performing seniors each year.

The Gwinnett students are among 1,600 students from across the nation named as semifinalist. High achievement on the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is used to help determine semifinalists.

(For a full list of Gwinnett students who are semifinalists, see the attached press release from Gwinnett County Public Schools.)

Now, more intensive competition begins, including endorsements from school officias and high SAT scores.

Winners will be announced in the spring.

For more information, contact the National Achievement Scholarship Corporation at (847) 866-5100 or visit www.nationalmerit.org


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