The National Merit Scholarship Programs recently announced its 2010 scholars and Lake Stevens High School is proud to have six scholars; one National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholar and five National Merit Commended Scholars.
To qualify for the National Merit Scholar program students need to excel on the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test they take in their junior year of high school.
As a National Semi Merit Finalist, Emily Drew scored with the top one percent of the nation’s high school seniors and will be eligible to go on to compete for some 8,200 Merit Scholarship awards worth $33 million, which will be offered this spring.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must advance to the Finalist level of the competition by fulfilling several requirements. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners, earning the Merit Scholar® title.
Lake Stevens National Merit Commended students include: Emily Drew, Heather Behrend, Alexander Boston, Cole Knowlden, Sacha Nasr and Kazimir Wall.
Emily Drew - National Merit Semi-Finalist Scholar
Drew is considering attending Northwestern University, Stanford University or the University of Chicago next fall. Her interest area is in science- biology and chemistry. Drew is taking AP art history, honors contemporary world history, University of Washington English, AP statistics, physics, and University of Washington French.
Kazimir Wall – National Merit Commended Scholar
Wall is currently considering attending the UW, Northwestern University or Carnegie Mellon University next fall. His interest area is in science and math, and is considering a pre-med major. Wall’s course work includes AP Statistics, University of Washington English, AP psychology, physics, and contemporary world issues.
Heather Behrend - National Merit Commended Scholar
Behrend is considering attending the University of Washington or Cal Polly next year and is interested in mechanical engineering. She is currently taking AP art history, honors contemporary world issues, University of Washington English, AP statistics, and physics.
Sacha Nasr – National Merit Commended Scholar
Nasr is considering attending the University of Washington, the University of Chicago or Northwestern University next fall and her dad is encouraging her to apply at Yale. She is interested in the sciences and pursuing a career in the medical field. Nasr is currently taking contemporary American issues, AP Biology, University of Washington English, AP statistics, AP physics, and University of Washington French.
Cole Knowlden – National Merit Commended Scholar
Knowlden is considering attending the University of Washington or the University of Chicago next year. He is currently undecided on a major area of study. Knowlden is currently involved in ASB leadership and is taking University of Washington Spanish, University of Washington English, AP statistics, AP psychology and contemporary American issues.
Alexander Boston – National Merit Commended Scholar
considering attending the University of Washington, Washington State University
or UC Berkley next year. He is undecided on a major area of study. He attended
Grace Academy until his sophomore year when he transferred to LSHS and is
attending Running Start at Everett Community College where he is earning his AA