Education Briefs: The Woodlands for week of Sept. 24-28
Locals named as National Merit semifinalists
Thirteen seniors who attend The Woodlands High School qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. At the John Cooper School, five seniors were also selected as semifinalists.
In total, they are among 16,000 students across the country in the program who have scored well on the preliminary SAT and SAT tests, are endorsed by a high school official and wrote an essay for the scholarship competition.
In order to advance to the finals and have a shot at securing a financial aid award for college, semifinalists must submit an application that shows evidence of their academic record and participation in community and leadership activities.
Arae student secures spot among adults in photo exhibit
A photograph taken by a John Cooper School sophomore, Maci Flanagan, was chosen to be displayed at the Houston Center for Photography. Flanagan was the only high school student whose work was selected; the rest were adults. The exhibit began Sept. 7 and is to continue until Nov. 11.
See You at the Pole prayer event this week
Many students are expected to gather Wednesday or Thursday morning around their particular school’s flagpole for the “See You at the Pole” event. It is a time where students pray for each other and their schools. Schools such as The Woodlands Christian Academy and Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy advertise the event on their online calendars.
Art from LSC-Montgomery faculty on display
The college is hosting an opening reception Wednesday at noon for the Faculty Art Show, which includes art from art department faculty. The reception is to be held at the Performing Arts Center in Building D on campus.