Two Garner Road Bulldog players named National Achievement Scholar Semifinalists

September 26, 2007 – Amir Webb and Austin Curry are two Wake County students to be named semifinalists in the 2008 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

The WCPSS students are among 1,600 African-American high school seniors who have been designated semifinalists in the 44th annual Achievement Scholarship competition.

Approximately 1,300 semifinalists are expected to fulfill additional requirements and advance to the finalist level in the 2008 program. All National Achievement Scholars will be selected from the finalist group on the basis of their abilities, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

More than 140,000 high school juniors from all parts of the U.S. requested consideration in the 2008 National Achievement Program when they took the 2006 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists were designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring entrants in the states that make up each region.

To advance to the finalist level in the competition, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the PSAT/NMSQT performance. The semifinalist and a school official must complete a scholarship application in which they provide information about the students’ participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities and educational goals. The considerable amount of information collected about each finalist will be used in the selection of scholarship winners.

Savon Best and Darius Williams are also GRBC Players who have done well scoring over 1500 on their SAT.

Congrats, Guys!