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Three Parkway West students awarded $2,500 National Merit scholarship

National Merit logo 5/18/2020 -- Three Parkway students were awarded a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship. The scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

The Parkway West High School students are:

Benjamin Goff
Ronik Bhaskar
Jonathan Ma

The scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors. The selection of winners was based on academic record, including difficulty level of subjects studied and grades earned; scores from two standardized tests; contributions and leadership in school and community activities; an essay; and a recommendation from a high school official.