Friday, June 1, 2001
CCHS juniors ace National Merit competition 17% of class qualifies, highest in school history
Seventeen percent or 46 members of the Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) class of 2002 have qualified for the 2002 National Merit Scholarship Competition. This is the largest number and largest percentage of a class at CCHS to qualify. The Carlisle students are Maryanne Decatur, Roshni Kapadia, Brian Lee, Jeff Luoma, Melanie McCandless, Elizabeth Mollo-Christensen, Aaron Pinsky, and Emily Shieh.
Eligibility for the scholarship competition is based on the student's PSAT scores. Approximately 50,000 students out of more than one million who took the PSAT have earned scores high enough to qualify them for consideration in the 2002 Merit competition. In the fall approximately 16,000 semifinalists will be named who will be eligible for the scholarship awards.
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