Six Cobb Seniors Named Winners of $2,500 National Achievement Scholarships

Six outstanding members of Cobb’s class of 2013 were named winners of National Achievement Scholarships by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Approximately 800 students were selected for the Achievement Scholarship awards from more than 1,600 semifinalists who applied for the program, designed to recognize academically promising Black students throughout the United States. The six Cobb recipients of 2013 National Achievement Scholarships are:

Adia DeCarla Coley, Lassiter High School – Probable career field: Politics
– National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

Kristen P. Green, Walton High School – Probable career field: International relations
– National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

Stephen P. Green, Walton High School – Probable career field: Neuroscience
– National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

Haley M. Booker-Lauridson, Wheeler High School – Probable career field: Computer science
– National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

Mina Ezikpe, Wheeler High School – Probable career field: Public Health
– National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

Nicholas Ngare, Wheeler High School – Probable career field: Chemical engineering
– National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2011 PSAT/NMSQT test. Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region. All students who advanced to the Finalist level in the 2013 competition were considered for the $2,500 National Achievement scholarships, which were awarded on a regional representation basis in proportion to the population of Black Americans in each geographic region.

For additional information, visit www.nationalmerit.org.