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Five CHS seniors are Merit Semifinalists

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Five Chesterton High School seniors are among the nation’s 16,000 Semifinalists announced in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) competition. These students have completed the first step in the competition for some 7,500 Merit Scholarships, worth more than $33 million, to be offered next spring. This year, CHS was one of the top ten public schools with the highest number of National Merit Semifinalists.

Based on selection index scores on the 2015 PSAT/NMSQT, the CHS students cited in the 62nd annual competition are Sydney Ghoreishi, David Kosakowski, Lennon Metz, Amy Socha and Mark Wilcox.

Ghoreishi is the daughter of Renee and Easa Ghoreishi of Valparaiso. She is a member of Japanese Club and Olympiad, Art Club and Fish Club. She is also active in ‘Music to My Ears’, an art-based charity to women’s shelter. In addition she volunteers for Art Cart at the nursing home with art therapy projects and at the Chesterton Emergency Room Health Center. She plans to study biology, medicine and art.

Kosakowski is the son of Alan Kosakowski and Diane Kincaid of Chesterton. He is a member of the Trojan Guard Marching Band and Concert Bands. He also enjoys working on computers as a hobby. Kosakowski plans to study Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering at Purdue or Rose-Hulman University.

Metz is the daughter of Parry and Laurie Metz of Chesterton. She is a member of the soccer team and Three Lions United and CHS Student Government. She plans to study Communications or International Relations.

Socha is the daughter of Jim and Julianne Socha of Chesterton. She is active in swimming, track and field and the Porter County Special Olympics. She plans to study Physics and Classics.

Wilcox is the son of Amy and Denny Wilcox of Chesterton is active in Speech & Debate, Student Government and Cross Country.



Posted 9/14/2016




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