Photo courtesy of the Fort Smith Public School District.
Seven students form the Fort Smith Public School District have been named National Merit Scholarship Finalists, according to a news release put out by Katy Valdez, communication specialist for the Fort Smith Public School District.
They’re eligible to receive a national merit $2500 scholarship, a corporate-sponsored merit scholarship award, or a college sponsored merit scholarship award in the next several months.
All seven of the students who were chosen as National Merit Semi-Finalists were selected to be finalists this week.
“The selection process is based on each student’s academic record, information about the school’s grading system, two sets of test scores, a written recommendation from the student’s high school, extra-curricular involvement, and an essay written by the finalist,” the news release stated.
The seven students are:
Daniel Bushkuhl-Northside High School, is the son of David and Collette Bushkuhl. He will attend Hendrix University and has not yet decided on a major.
Brianna Gant-Southside High School, is undecided on where she will attend college, but will major in Business Administration and English. She is the daughter of Christopher and Kimberly Gant.
Arman Hemmati-Southside High School, is the son of Ignacio and Jill Guerra. Arman plans to major in Mathematics or Science, but is undecided on where he will attend college.
Kameron Morton-Northside High School will attend Hendrix University and will pursue degrees in Theatre and Creative Writing. Kameron is the daughter of J. Lavon Morton and Dr. Brenda Yelvington.
Field Watts-Southside High School, will major in Chemistry and has not yet decided on a university. He is the son of Monty and Mary Ann Watts.
Max Weidman-Southside High School, will major in Biomedical Science at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Max is the son of Shaun and Melody Weidman.
Dylan Wright-Southside High School, is the son of Kent and Kara Wright. He will be a pre-med student at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, majoring in Chemistry.