Four Vermillion students among highest scorers

Four Vermillion students among highest scorers More than one million students who took the 1999 PSAT/NMSQT last October entered the 2001 National Merit Program. The following students from Vermillion High School Rhiannon Chandler, Tim Goodman, Stacy Miskimins and Leland Smith � have Selection Index Scores of at least 199 which places them among approximately 50,000 highest scores in the 2001 Merit Program.

These students have shown outstanding academic potential, and have been invited to be referred to two colleges or universities in the United States in which they are especially interested.

There is no charge for this college plans reporting service, which is offered solely to encourage college officials to communicate directly with these able students about educational opportunities that may be available to them.

Of the more than 50,000 students being offered this service, about 16,000 will be named semifinalists, representing the top scorers in each state. Semifinalists will be the only students who will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for about 7,700 Merit Scholarship awards to be offered in 2001.

The approximately 34,000 other high school scorers will be commended for their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT but will not continue in the Merit Scholarship competition.

Neither semifinalists nor commended students in the 2001 Merit Program will be told of their standing until September.

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