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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) class of 2010 who earned 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) class of 2010 who earned 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards

Twenty graduates from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) have been named in the second round of college-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. They are among 35 winners in Maryland of scholarships sponsored by colleges and universities throughout the nation. Each sponsor college selected scholarship winners from among finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution.

This announcement brings the total of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) class of 2010 who earned 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards.

The National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC) began when more than 1.5 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools took the 2008 Preliminary sat/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (psat/nmsqt®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. To become Finalists, Semifinalists had to submit a detailed scholarship application, which included writing an essay and describing contributions and leadership activities in high school and the community, have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and earn sat scores that confirm the qualifying test performance. About 15,000 Semifinalists attained Finalist standing, and more than half of this group were chosen to receive National Merit Scholarships.

Congratulation to the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) class of 2010 who earned 62 National Merit Scholarship Awards.

Peggy Lyn Speicher helps buyers, sellers, and renters with homes for sale or rent in Maryland.

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