Seven Lamar CISD students have been chosen to participate in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
George Ranch High School’s Elise Lasker and Lamar Consolidated High’s Chimsom Orakwue are Semifinalists in the program. Cyrus Motanya and Claire Townsend, George Ranch’s Toyosi Shusi and Terry High’s Jordan Sampson and Toluwase Soda are Outstanding Participants in the 2012 National Achievement Program.
The National Achievement® Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit® Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting other published requirements for participation.
The two annual programs are conducted concurrently but operated and funded separately. A student’s standing is determined independently in each program. Black American students can qualify for recognition and be honored as Scholars in both the National Merit Program and the National Achievement Program, but can receive only one monetary award from NMSC.