07-14-14: High school seniors win state and national recognition
07-14-14: High school seniors win state and national recognition
Posted on 07/31/2014

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced in July that Rogers High School 2014 graduate Paulina Davison is the winner of a college-sponsored merit scholarship.


College-sponsored awards provide distinguished high school graduates between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.


Davison, who plans to attend Arizona State University this fall, also received a number of local and outside scholarships at school award ceremonies last spring recognizing her academic achievement, leadership, and community service.


She was one of five district students, for example, to be honored last spring for academic achievement by the Washington Scholars Program, administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council and the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals.


Class of 2014 graduates Kathryn Draney of Rogers High, Gabriel Carroll and Emma Miller of Puyallup High, and Kaitlyn Hall of Emerald Ridge High, also received the award.


Earlier this year, Emerald Ridge High senior Miles Hubble also was recognized for scholastic achievement by being named an outstanding black high school scholar in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.


The annual scholarship program was established 50 years ago to provide scholarships and recognition to scholastically-exceptional black high school students.


Students are awarded the scholarship for having high SAT and PSAT scores and consistently high academic performance.


Nationally, just 700 students win National Achievement Scholarships. Hubble received a $2,500 award.