Mount Si student wins merit scholarship
May 23, 2012
Riley Edwards, a student at Mount Si High School, won a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship to college, according to a press release.
Edwards and 2,499 other students were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists. Winners are judged on skills, accomplishments and potential for success.
Bases for the decision included grades, academic records, difficulty level of subjects studied, standardized test scores, leadership and contributions in school and the community; an essay; and a letter of recommendation from a high school official.
Fifty students from Washington received scholarships. A new group of winners was scheduled to be announced May 23 and July 9.