Congratulations to Essence for being recognized by the National Merit Program and winning the “Voice of Democracy” essay, a contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Mart.
Essence is a senior at University High School. She was recognized as a Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that high school students enter by taking the Preliminary SAT\National Merit Qualifying Test in October of their junior year. By being recognized as Commended, she now qualifies for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
In the “Voice of Democracy” essay contest, Essence won first place, receiving a beautiful plaque and a $300.00 check. Her essay then advanced to the district level competition, were she won second place. Once again she received a plaque and a $300.00 check.
Please help us congratulate Essence on a job well done!