Harborfields High School Boasts a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Harborfields High School is proud to report that one of its students, Amanda Conklin, has been named a 2013 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist, a recognition that places Amanda in the top one percent of the country and distinguishes her from over 1.5 million worthy candidates. It is a remarkable accomplishment to be chosen as one of the approximately 16,000 nationwide semifinalists announced.
Semifinalists in the 58 National Merit Scholarship Program will have the opportunity to compete for one of 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, worth over $34 million, offered in the spring. In order to advance to the level of finalist, several requirements need to be satisfied. More than half of the students who reach the level of finalist will earn the title Merit Scholar.
The sole purpose of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which was established in 1955, is to offer scholarships to academically talented students like Amanda and encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence.
“It is an honor for any student to be designated as a semifinalist,” remarked Principal Dr. Rory Manning. “We also know that this honor is the result of many years of hard work, dedication and commitment on behalf of Amanda to her academic studies. Congratulations to Amanda and the Conklin family.”
Photo Caption #1: (Left to right) Harborfields Assistant Principals Jami Goldstein and Robert Kelly, National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Amanda Conklin, school counselor Lisa Bergman, Principal Dr. Rory Manning and Director of Guidance Vincent Pisano.
(Photos provided by Alison DeMaria)