Jefferson County School Board recognizes National Merit Semifinalists

Cara Burch

On Monday, October 24, the JCPS School Board gave recognition to students at duPont Manual High School for becoming National Merit Semifinalists and National Achievement Semifinalists. 

The students were announced at Monday night’s meeting although not every student who received recognition was able to attend. “I was honored to be presented this award and was glad I had the opportunity to attend the school board meeting. It made becoming a National Merit Semifinalist feel more official,” Mallory White (12), who was present at the meeting Monday, said.  

The students recognized at the meeting had their picture taken with Principal Larry Wooldridge and with District One representative Diane Porter. “It’s always rewarding and energizing for me to see students’ success. I am proud and excited for the students that were recognized,” Ms. Porter said.

The School Board presented the Manual students with certificates for their achievement. For more information about the National Merit Scholar program, please visit