Congratulations to three Owasso High School seniors that have attained National Merit Semi-Finalist status. They are: Abigail Alvord, Eric Peterson, and Bradley Woolery. More than 1.5 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT) last October. 16,000 semi-finalists were selected. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors. National Merit Finalists will be named in the Spring.
Abigail Alvord is the daughter of Kevin and Audra Alvord. Currently, she is taking Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment classes. Following graduation, Abigail plans to attend the University of Texas at Dallas and major in either Biology or Business.
Eric Peterson is the son of John and Lisa Peterson. Eric is taking Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment classes and is in the Pre-Engineering program at Tulsa Technology Center. Following graduation, Eric plans to attend either Tulsa or Oklahoma University and major in Computer Science.
Brad Woolery is the son of Doug Woolery and Laura Woolery. Brad is a Pride of Owasso member, active in Advanced Placement classes and is also in the Pre-Engineering program at TTC. His college choice is undecided at this time. Brad plans on majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
To participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program, a student must:
• be enrolled full time as a high school student, progressing normally toward graduation or completion of high school, and planning to enter college no later than the fall following completion of high school;
• be a citizen of the United States or, if not now a citizen, a permanent U.S. resident (or an applicant for permanent residency) in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen; and
• take the PSAT/NMSQT ® in the specified year of the high school program and no later than the third year in grades 9 through 12, regardless of grade classification or educational pattern.
Congratulations to these three amazing young people on their outstanding achievement!