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Jennette Sink named National Merit semifinalist

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Jennette (Jenna) Sink, a home-schooled senior of Chesterton, Ind., qualified as a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) 2014 scholarship competition.

Jenna, along with approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists, has the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships, worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.

The initial screening for entrance into the 2014 NMSC scholarship program was the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Sink, daughter of Randy and Robin Sink of Chesterton, is a member of the Lakeshore Drifters 4-H Club, teaches chess weekly to elementary students in Homegrown Hearts Home School Co-op in Chesterton, and is a member of Home Educators Reaching Out (HERO).

A former Indiana Association of Home Educators state spelling bee champion and participant in the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., Jenna serves as a spelling bee judge in HERO’s local Scripps Spelling Bee each year. Jenna plans to pursue a degree in elementary education.


Posted 9/12/2013