Three Wyoming Seminary seniors have been named Finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship competition, said Jay Harvey, Dean of the Upper School.
Jason Curtis of Cape May Courthouse, N. J., Hannah Gabriel of Forty Fort, and Henry (Gus) Smith of Mountain Top, received Finalist honors. They now have the opportunity to continue in the competition for about 8,300 Merit Scholarship Awards, worth more than $34 million, that will be offered this spring.
Curtis has been named to the Dean’s List with High Honors and is active in the Chorale and select Madrigal Singers. He is also a member of the Sem Orchestra, MockTrial, and Model United Nations. He is the captain of the junior varsity soccer team and played a leading role in the 2012 school musical “Pippin.”
Gabriel has been named to the Dean’s List with High Honors and is active in the school theater as an actress, stage manager, counselor and assistant director. She is also a member of the softball team, select Madrigal Singers and Chorale and her church choir. She was selected as a Wyoming Seminary representative to the Junior Leadership of Wilkes-Barre as well as an NFCA scholar-athlete.
Smith has been named to the
Dean’s List with High Honors and to Cum Laude, the national academic honor society for college preparatory schools. He is an award-winning member of the Science Research Group and is co-founder of theschool’s Robotics Club and Film Club. He also is active in cross-country, Stage Crew, Model United Nations and Peer Group. In addition, Smith was thewinner of the school’s creative writing prize last year.
Three types of Merit Scholarship awards will be offered in 2013. Every Finalist will be considered for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis.