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South High student awarded $2,500 National Merit Scholarship

5/10/2017 -- A Parkway South High School senior was awarded a National Merit $2500 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 $2500 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 student is:


Erin R. Neely

South High


About 2,500 students in United States were selected to receive the $2,500 award. The selection 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.


Additional winners of the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships will be announced later this year.