students from the Fort Smith Public School District have been named National
Merit Scholarship Finalists. Finalists are 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 FSPS 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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Weidman-Southside High School, will major in Biomedical Science at the
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Max is the son of Shaun and Melody
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.