Bellport HS senior named a National Merit Semifinalist

Bellport HS senior named a National Merit Semifinalist photo
The South Country Central School District is pleased to announce that Grace Armann was named one of the nation’s 16,000 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists in the 64th annual 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Grace will continue in the competition for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, which altogether totals more than $31 million and which will be offered this spring.

Grace entered the competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Grace is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and a member of the National Honor Society, as well as the math and science honor societies. She is an avid musician and is currently concert mistress of the school orchestra and a member of the Tri-M music honor society. She is also treasurer of the student council and a member of the Students for Environmental Quality Club. Upon graduation next spring, Grace plans on studying communications and journalism.

The district congratulates Grace on this outstanding accomplishment and wishes her much success in the National Merit Scholarship Program competition.