Dr. Brian Zahn, the principal of Southampton High School, announced this week that Maude Wilson has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation, which conducts the program, was presented to Maude by Dr. Zahn at the October 2 Board of Education meeting.
Maude is one of about 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although she will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, she has placed in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
On October 17, SHS will be holding the first College and Career Readiness Day for all students. Freshmen will be taking the Explore Assessment, a practice ACT, to familiarize themselves with the commonly-used college entrance exam. Sophmores and Juniors will be participating in the first PSAT fully funded by the district. This exam will not only give students invaluable experience for when they encounter the SAT, but is the qualifying exam for the National Merit Scholarship process. Seniors will be participating in a series of workshops given by Southampton High School counselors and invited guests to help them prepare for college and career.