York County students honored for academic performance

rsouthmayd@heraldonline.comNovember 1, 2013 

Eight York County students from six schools were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists Friday, based on scores on the PSAT/MNSQT.

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Eight York County students were honored Friday morning in an event hosted by Westminister Catawba Christian School.

These students, from six York County schools, were named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Each fall, 1.5 million high school juniors across the country take the preliminary SAT, or the PSAT/NMSQT test. The 50,000 students with the highest scores qualify for recognition. Of those students, about one-third, or 16,000 students, are named semifinalists. These students are the top scorers in each state to ensure geographic diversity.

At Friday’s ceremony, S.C. Sen. Wes Hayes, R-Rock Hill, addressed the students and presented them with certificates.

The semifinalists from York County are:

Abigail Elaine Hines, Clover High School

Daniel Kim, Comenius School for Creative Leadership

Meagan Suzanne Bell, Fort Mill High School

Andrew Nelson White, Nation Ford High School

Riley Jackson League, Northwestern High School

Nicole Hayley Randolph, Northwestern High School

Benjamin Joel Johnson, Westminster Catawba Christian School

Ethan James Start, Westminster Catawba Christian School

Rachel Southmayd •  803-329-4072

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