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The National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials this week announced the names of more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors from across the country who have been designated as Semifinalists in the 48th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program.  Three of these talented students are from Katy ISD.  As Semifinalists, these students now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth more than $2.4 million to be offered next spring.

Katy ISD’s 2012 Semifinalists are:

  • Toluwani Alimi, Seven Lakes High School
  • Olamide Omidele, Seven Lakes High School
  • Stephanie Uwaka, Seven Lakes High School

More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). To advance to the Finalist level in the competition, Semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance.  From the approximately 1,600 Semifinalists, about 1,300 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in January they will be notified of this designation.

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