McCracken County Public Schools is proud to announce that all four senior National Merit Semifinalists have advanced and been named Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These students will continue to compete for some 7,500 National Merit scholarships that will be offered in the spring.
David Dodd is president of the Future Business Leaders of America, a member of the Academic Team, Beta Club, National Honor Society, and SkillsUSA. Dodd earned a composite score of 36 on the ACT. He is the son of Becky and David Dodd.
Drew Schofield is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Academic Team, Physics Club, Student Government Association, president/founder of the Ping-Pong Club, and a 2017 Governor’s Scholar Alumnus. He is the son of Janice and Bart Schofield.
Sean Sieczka is a SkillsUSA state officer, president of the World Language Club, member of the young Democrats, Academic Team, and Beta Club. He is the son of Wayna Manypenny.
Ethan Brown is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, Y-Club, Beta Club, Academic Team, Student Government Association and team captain for the Science Bowl. He is currently attending the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University. He is the son of Shea and Beau Brown.
More than 1.5 million students nationwide entered the Merit Program as juniors by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. High scorers were designated as finalists by scoring in the top one-half of one percent among students taking the PSAT. In total, just over 15,000 academically talented seniors qualified nationwide.
(left to right) Sean Sieczka, Drew Schofield, and David Dodd.
Ethan Brown is currently attending the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science at Western Kentucky University.