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McCracken County Public Schools News Article

MCHS Student Named National Merit Finalist

McCracken County High School is pleased to announce that Mason Wooten has been named a Finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
 
Around 1.6 million juniors from more than 22,000 high schools tried for entrance into the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Scores from this test served as an initial screening of applicants. Of the 16,000 seniors chosen as semifinalists, Wooten is one of 5,000 that will continue as a finalist. 
 
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. The finalists were notified in February, and scholarships will be awarded starting in April and concluding in July.
 
McCracken County High School Principal Matthew Houser shared, "Achieving Finalist standing is an impressive accomplishment. Everyone at MCHS is proud of Mason's hard work and we look forward to celebrating his future success." 
 
Wooten is the Captain of the MCHS Academic Team, Vice-President of the Student Government, a member of Youth LEAD Class #9, Paducah Bank Teen Ambassador, the Historian for the Spanish Honor Society, a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and the MCHS Theatre Department. He is a member of the Highland Cumberland Youth Group and volunteers with several community organizations. Wooten is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a Governor’s Scholar. He is the son of Michelle and Mike Wooten.

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