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EHS Students Earn National Merit Honors

Nov 4, 2016 | District News Release

Senior Carson Powers Is a National Merit Semifinalist

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Seniors Kathryn Kienholz, Elvis Umana, Hannah Duncan, Carson Powers & Brianna Dougherty

Five Emporia High School seniors have received academic honors from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation this fall, according to Principal Britton Hart.

Carson Powers has been named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2017 scholarship program. He is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He is eligible to submit an application to be considered as a finalist. About 15,000 students will advance to the finalist designation and those students will be notified in February.

All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected in the spring of 2017 from this group of finalists on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Dr. Hart also announced that seniors Brianna Dougherty, Hannah Duncan and Kathryn Kienholz have been named Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation will be presented by the principal to these scholastically talented seniors.

Senior Elvis Umana also has been named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Finalist. Dr. Hart said he is the first EHS student to receive this designation, and he also will receive a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

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