Students named National Merit Semifinalists
Stillwater Area High School seniors Jocelyn A. McBride and Eva L. Stafne have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among just 16,000 students from across the country to receive the honor.
Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn either an SAT or ACT score that confirms their earlier performance on the qualifying test.
The two will go on to compete for 7,250 scholarships worth nearly $28 million dollars next spring.
In Other News
The School Board of Stillwater Area Public Schools is accepting applications from residents of Independent School District No. 834 interested in serving on the School Board for one vacant director position.
Students in several engineering and design and make courses are busy creating assistive devices to help a 3-legged dog get around easier.
Stillwater students earned ten 1st place awards as well as five 2nd place and one 3rd place.
Camryn Anderson, a senior at the high school, was listed among the top 20 student artists recognized in the 2023 Student Spotlight Competition.
Ben Straka, who teaches astronomy and biology, was one of just 10 teachers across the country recognized by The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).
The competition is considered the most prestigious prize in student computer science.
A calendar has been approved for the 2023-2024 school year.
Stillwater mountain bikers placed 1st and 2nd in the Minnesota Cycling Association All State Finale.