Two Chesterton High School seniors are among the nationís 16,000
Semifinalists announced in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC)
competition. These students have completed the first step in the competition
for some 8,000 Merit Scholarships, worth more than $35 million, to be
offered next spring.
Based on selection index scores on the 2012 PSAT/NMSQT, the CHS students
cited in the 59th annual competition are Andrew Hurst and Taryn Trusty.
Hurst, son of Charles and Brenda Hurst of Chesterton, is active in Boys
Varsity Swimming, National Honor Society, Student Council, is an Eagle
Scout, and Special Olympics Swim coach. He plans to study biomedical
Trusty, daughter of David and Candy Trusty of Chesterton, is a member of
National Honor Society, Debate team, Business Professionals of America (BPA),
Varsity Golf team and Tennis team. She is a volunteer for the Free the Girls
Organization and a junior board member of Jacobís Ladder Organization. She
plans to study engineering and law for a career as a patent lawyer.