Watershed National Merit Finalist Stands Out from Local Crowd

Watershed School is proud to announce that one of the members of its senior class has been named a National Merit Finalist for 2016. In recent years there have been several finalists each year from local high schools, but this year Jesse Dunn of Waldoboro is one of only two local students who made the cut.
Watershed has a history of producing National Merit winners. In the school's 13 year history it can boast of 3 finalists and 4 commended students among its graduates. Since the size of the Watershed graduating class varies between one and ten students yearly, this is a VERY impressive record!
The National Merit competition is over 60 years old and recognizes outstanding high school students based on their scores on the PSAT, a preliminary college admission test given in the fall of junior year of high school. Semifinalists are among the top 1% of test takers nation-wide. After being named a semifinalist, a student submits his or her grades, activities and awards from high school as well as several essays. Finalists are awarded scholarships from three sources--their intended colleges, sponsoring corporations, and from the National Merit Scholarship organization itself.  
For more information about the National Merit Scholarship competition, visit NMSC's website at www.nationalmerit.org.
Source: bangordailynews.com/community/semifinalists-in-the-2016-national-merit-scholarship-program