Lawrenceville Area Students in the Race for National Achievement Honor

Over 800 achievement scholarships worth over $2.5 million dollars will be awarded to finalists.

Nine students from high schools in the Lawrenceville area are among the 28 GCPS seniors that were recently announced as 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

These senior students are now in the running for approximately 800 achievement scholarship awards worth over $2.5 million dollars. According to a press release from GCPS, the National Achievement Scholarship Program was founded to honor and provide scholarships to academically promising black students.

Semifinalists from Gwinnett are among a group of 1,600 students across the nation chosen as semifinalists from a pool of over 160,000 juniors that requested consideration for the program during the 2011-2012 school year.

These students must now complete a detailed application, present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endored and recommended by a school official and earn SAT scores that confirm their performance on the PSAT/NMSQT to earn finalist status. Winners will be announced in the spring.

Congratulations to the following students from Lawrenceville area schools:

  • Itoro Atakpa, Archer High
  • Naomi R. Mcallister, Central Gwinnett
  • Suanubarilee N. Bakor, GSMST
  • Kevin Edwards, GSMST
  • Troy Morrow, GSMST
  • Ashanti S. Turner, GSMST
  • Hannah-Dulya K. Menelas, Mountain View
  • Andre C. Okosi, Mountain View
  • Tionne N. Pete, Mountain View



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