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