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Six CHS students are semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship competition

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Six Chesterton High School seniors are among the nation’s 16,000 Semifinalists announced in the 2018 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 $32 million, to be offered next spring.

Based on selection index scores on the 2016 PSAT/NMSQT, the CHS students cited in the 63rd annual competition are Raymond “CJ” Connors, Tristan Dooley, Karlyn Layman, Bryan Pamintuan, Nolan Poczekay and Kristina Stevenson.

Connors is the son of Chris and Heather Connors of Westville. He is in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and his school activities include Spanish club and National Honor Society (NHS). He plans to study engineering at Stanford University.

Dooley is the son of Joseph and Lesley Dooley of Westville. His school activities include Trojan Guard Marching Band and Orchestra. He plans to study mathematics at University of Notre Dame.

Layman is the daughter of Chris and Jeff Layman of Valparaiso. Her school activities include the French and Japanese Clubs, Fish Club and NHS. She plans to study biology and/or chemistry at Purdue University.

Pamintuan is the son of Hilda Tsai and Al Pamintuan of Chesterton. His school activities include Trojan Guard Marching Band. He plans to study engineering at Stanford University.

Poczekay, is the son of Tom and Jamie Poczekay of Westville. His school activities include Trojan Guard Marching Band and Japanese Club. He is undecided at this time as to his field of study and what school he will attend.

Stevenson, is the daughter of Doreen and Bill Stevenson of Chesterton. Her school activities include Softball, Spanish Club and NHS. She plans to study business at Villanova or Indiana University.

 

 

Posted 9/13/2017

 
 
 
 

 

 

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