- Guest Commentary: Earth Day or April Fools Day?
- State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard
- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
- Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration
- Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House
- State Roundup: Budget fix in current FY not yet done
- State Roundup: GOMB Director won’t support borrowing
- Economists: pros, cons to raising the state fuel tax
- ‘Hogs fall just shy of Midwest title
- Fork and Stein Urban Gourmet delivers beer infused delicacies to Rockford
People in Our Times: Keith senior earns National Merit Scholarship
Keith senior Navid Bahmanyar was named a National Merit Scholar for 2011.
“This is a remarkable achievement,” said Dr. Ron Lee, head of Middle and Upper School. “To be among the top 5 percent selected in the entire country really speaks to how hard Navid has worked on his studies.”
More than 1.5 million students in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2011 National Merit Scholarship competition when they took the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, Bahmanyar and one other Keith student (Christofer Hamilton) were two of the 16,000 semi-finalists named.
Semi-finalists were the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represented less than 1 percent of the state’s seniors.
To advance to the finalist level, semifinalists had to fulfill additional requirements. Each finalist presented an outstanding academic record; was endorsed and recommended by a school official; earned SAT scores that confirmed the qualifying test performance; and provided an essay describing activities, interests and goals.
Bahmanyar is among nearly 7,800 distinguished high school seniors receiving a National Merit Scholarship.
From the May 11-17, 2011 issue