Notified this September, the school had seven National Merit Semi-Finalists, nine National Merit Commended Scholars, and 63 College Board National Recognitions Honors.
Senior Kaitlyn Hawkins plans to study engineering at Texas A&M University with a full-ride scholarship after being recognized for National Merit for standardized testing scores.
As senior Caroline LaChance counts up the amount of time she spent volunteering at various places within the community, she makes sure everything is accounted for on her application form. As April comes to a close, LaChance and other students who have earned a PVSA award prepare to get recognized for their contributions to their community.
As a way to commemorate a former band student, the Tom Miller Music Scholarship was developed and is now available to seniors who are interested in pursuing music in college.
For students interested in attending college after high school, scholarships are one form of financial aid that can help reduce the cost of college tuition. These scholarships can be given for a variety of reasons, including a high GPA, community service activities, and, in some cases, extracurricular activities.
With the countdown to graduation on, it’s almost time to recognize the students who are summa, magna, and cum laude graduates. However, in the midst of all of these students lies the individual who has the highest rank out of the graduating class. According to NEISD board policy E.I.C. (Local), the student who is the highest ranking graduate is not individually recognized. Instead, this student is identified solely based on their weighted grade average, or WGA.
At the State of Union address held on Tuesday, January 20, President Obama proposed several programs to be reviewed by Congress, including the ‘America’s College Promise’, which would pay for two years of tuition at a community college so long as students meet certain qualifications.
For some seniors, the financial stigma associated with paying for college can cause them to place their highly revered college/university on hold simply because they either do not have the money to pay for the necessary expenses, or are not offered enough financial aid from the university.
After four years of consistent studying and dedicated preparation, senior Rosemary Pfaff applies for her dream college.