It is with great pleasure that we announce that the MSD of Lawrence Township has our National Merit Semifinalists this year.
The Lawrence Central representative is Joel Greenfield. Lawrence North representatives are Katie Burgin and Ethan Butterfield.
Joel is pictured above with his mother and Lawrence Central Principal, Franklyn Bush. Katie and Ethan are pictured with Lawrence North Principal Brett Crousore.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an annual academic competition for recognition and scholarships that is open to all U.S. high school students who meet the published entry requirements. The program is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a not-for-profit organization established in 1955 that operates without government assistance. Semifinalists named in each year’s Merit Scholarship competition show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Those who meet the requirements to advance to the Finalist level compete for National Merit Scholarships supported by independent sponsor organizations and by NMSC’s own funds. Currently, about half of the Finalists are chosen as award recipients and honored as Merit Scholar designees.