Portsmouth Student Is So Smart She Wins National Merit Scholarship
For Portsmouth High School Student Anna C. St. Jean, hard work has paid off in the form of being awarded a National Merit Scholarship for $2,500, according to New Hampshire Patch.com.
I can imagine you would have to work doubly hard to win during a pandemic with the disruptions and the on and off again virtual learning. This is a true testament to the power of hard work and effort.
What is the National Merit Scholarship?
It takes a lot to win a National Merit Scholarship. The Scholarship is one of many that are awarded throughout the country with donations by major corporations.
There were approximately 7,500 students awarded a scholarship this year, according to New Hampshire Patch.com. Winners are chosen to have the not just on academic achievements but by a combination of accomplishments.
So, for example, in addition to having good grades you have to also excel in a sport or other activity.
Anna C. St. Jean is going on to study something I have never heard of
Anna C. St. Jean is so smart, she is most likely set to study bioinformatics and I never even heard of that field. I didn’t even have to read a book in high school and sometimes it really shows.
I am glad the group of kids coming out of schools recently is so smart. They are the future and I hope they can use their skills to solve all the problems that my generation have placed on the planet.
Congratulations to Anna C. St. Jean. Hard work pays off.