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17
Sep

Semifinalists Named In The 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

SEMIFINALISTS NAMED IN THE 2015 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
On September 10th officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Included in the release are the names of two Warsaw Community High School current seniors, Grant Monsma and Andrew Tomasik. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
Steps in the 2015 Competition
About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in eat state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record through-out high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.
From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin, or religious preference.
National Merit Scholarships
Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2015. Every Finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $3500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state-representational basis. About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 240 corporations and business organizations for Finalists who meet their specified criteria, such as children of the grantor’s employees or residents of communities where sponsor plants or offices are located. In addition, about 200 colleges and universities are expected to finance some 4,100 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2015 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 308,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

17
Sep

Semifinalists Named In The 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

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On September 10th officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.Included in the release are the names of two Warsaw Community High School current seniors, Grant Monsma and Andres Tomaski. These academicallyl talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. 

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17
Sep

Learning About Kindness at Madison

As part of the bully prevention education at Madison the librarian, Mrs. Denzer, has been teaching students the importance of kindness.  She read the book, Each Kindness, and then had students take part in an activity that was described in the book.  Students learned that small acts of kindness can change the world.  They make ripples just like a small stone does when dropped in water.

16
Sep

Warsaw Tiger Basketball Fundraiser

The purpose of the fundraiser is to support the cause for FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN - Warsaw Mobile Pack.

Please consider the attached opportunity to raise funds for the Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack. The event is sponsored by the Tiger Basketball program.

 

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16
Sep

Living The Mission At WCS

Tsige Berelsman came to the United States from Ethiopia just 2 years ago, adopted by the Berelsman family.

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15
Sep

Warsaw Community High School Homecoming Festivities

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Warsaw Community High School celebrated its homecoming week with a variety of activities. It all culminated with the home football game against Elkhart Memorial, with Warsaw winning 24-0. This is an aerial shot of the game.

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