By Jennifer Kim, Marple Newtown Patch
March 06, 2012
NEWTOWN SQUARE–Two students from Marple Newtown High School were recognized for the academic achievements at a school board meeting on Feb. 28.
Madeline Baxter and Greg Stulpin are two finalists for the National Merit Scholarship program. Both Baxter and Stulpin have advanced to finalist standing due to their academic performance on the PSAT/NMSQT and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
Baxter, who was featured as Marple Newtown Patch‘s whiz kid, qualified for District Singles Competition in girls tennis this past season. Stulpin is a student council representative to the school board and a member of the school’s football team.
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)–a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year.