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Henderson Senior is National Merit Scholarship Finalist

nat merit scholarshipHENDERSON, Ky. (2/21/14) – Joseph Crafton of Spottsville, has been recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Finalist.

More than 1.5 million students entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

In the fall, 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists. From this strong semifinalist pool, approximately 15,000 finalists were recognized.

To move from the semifinalist stage to the finalist level, a semifinalist must have a very high academic record, submit SAT scores that confirm PSAT performance, complete additional essays, and be fully endorsed and recommended by the high school.

“It is an incredible honor to be named a National Merit Finalist,” said Tim Gott, Director of the Gatton Academy. “Joseph exemplifies excellence in every area of his life. This recognition is an affirmation of his hard work and dedication.”

Joseph is the son of Sherian and Marc Crafton. Joseph is dually enrolled in Henderson County High School and the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky.

About the National Merit Scholarship Program

Established in 1955, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and contributions to NMSC are tax deductible by the donor. NMSC conducts the National Merit Scholarship Program and the National Achievement Scholarship Program–annual competitions for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships.
 
Since its founding, NMSC has recognized 2.9 million students and provided over 360,000 scholarships worth more than $1.4 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence.

Recipients of Merit Scholarship awards, Achievement Scholarship awards, and corporate-sponsored Special Scholarships have increased the nation’s respect for intellectual accomplishments and have contributed significantly to its talent pool of future leaders.

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