Armuchee senior is a National Merit Commended Student
Augusta Hosmer earns national academic scholar status
Posted on 10/11/2012
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Augusta Hosmer, a senior at Armuchee High School has been named a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented to Hosmer by Dr. J. C. Burris, principal of Armuchee High. 

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although Hosmer and the other Commended students will not continue in the 2013 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2013 competition.  Students enter the competition by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

According to a release from the National Merit Scholarship Program, “Recognition of academically talented students and the key role played by schools in their development is essential to the pursuit of educational excellence in our nation.”  The release statement added, “The young people named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding academic potential by their strong performance in this highly competitive program.”

Hosmer was also accepted to study at Duke University this past summer as part of the Duke Talent Identification Program, or TIP.  Duke TIP is a gifted education program based at Duke University that identifies talented students through administration of the SAT in the 7th grade.  Hosmer studied in the Summer Institute of Human Genetics at Duke University, where she joined scholars from across the country and abroad.