It has been a while since my last post, and I wanted to share some good news about our students at PPHS. Please see below.
Tyler Johnson just won the Clayville Scholarship award. This is the 3rd consecutive year that a student in our AP English course at the high school has won this scholarship. I highlight this because students are required (through a mini unit in AP) to complete both college application and scholarship essays. Each year students in AP are required to write the Clayville essay as a part of this unit. They may then choose to submit the written essay for the competition if they wish. Also of interest to note -- this is also the 3rd year that we have done this.
Henry Houser and Alec Saebeler have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition.