Four Chesterton High School seniors are among the nationís 16,000
Semifinalists announced in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
competition. These students have completed the first step in the competition
for some 8,400 Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, to be
offered next spring.
Based on selection index scores on the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT, the CHS students
cited in the 56th annual competition are Tom Biel, Ryan Gorman, Brian Mabry
and Kirsten Markey.
Biel, son of Tom and Claudia Biel of Chesterton, is active soccer, debate,
Club Earth, German club, peer tutoring and is a member of National Honor
Society. He plans to study biomedical engineering at West Point.
Gorman, son of Gary and Viki Gorman of Chesterton, is active in WDSO Radio,
Quiz Bowl, Academic Superbowl, Japanese club, Japanese Olympiad and is a
member of National Honor Society. He plans to study engineering at Notre
Mabry, son of Keith and Roberta Mabry of Chesterton, is active in swimming,
Club Earth, peer tutoring and is a member of National Honor Society. He
plans to study engineering at Purdue.
Markey is the daughter of Nikki Kaltenbach-Hollis and John Markey.