Sheboygan North High School seniors have been awarded a Certificate of
Merit from the National Merit Scholarships, becoming finalists in the
2009 national scholarship contest.
The selected students are Erin Britton and Timothy Knoedler.
become a Finalist, a Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic
record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the
school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's
earlier qualifying test performance. The Semifinalist and a school
official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes
the student's self descriptive essay and information about the
Semifinalist's participation and leadership in school and community
Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists
advanced to the Finalist level and it is from this group that all Merit
Scholarship winners will be chosen. 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.
North seniors were named commended students in the 2009 National Merit
Scholarship program. The commended students are Andrew Bayliss, Suzanna
Eddy, Laura Jacobson and Laurel Mills.
commended students throughout the nation are recognized for their
exceptional academic promise. Although they do not continue in the 2009
competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended students placed
among the top 5 of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2009