Grace Armann Named National Merit Finalist

Grace Armann Named National Merit Finalist photo
Bellport High School senior Grace Armann advanced to a finalist position in the National Merit Scholarship program. Grace now continues alongside 15,000 chosen finalists to compete for one of 7,400 National Merit Scholarships offered this spring. She was named a semifinalist in the 64th annual 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program competition in September 2018, having entered the competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test (PSAT/NMSQT).

At the finalist level of the competition, members of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation evaluate the finalists’ academic records, information about the high school’s curricula and grading system, recommendations, information about activities and leadership and a personal essay.

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 this June, Grace plans to study communications and journalism in college.

The district congratulates Grace on this outstanding accomplishment and sends best wishes for further success in the competition.