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'13 JDHS grad awarded merit scholarship

Posted: June 11, 2013 - 11:01pm
Juneau-Douglas High School 2013 graduate Samuel Kurland was recognized by the Juneau School District Board of Education as the winner of the prestigious National Merit $2500 Scholarship. Kurland will attend Stanford University in the fall with interests in physical and social sciences.  Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Juneau-Douglas High School 2013 graduate Samuel Kurland was recognized by the Juneau School District Board of Education as the winner of the prestigious National Merit $2500 Scholarship. Kurland will attend Stanford University in the fall with interests in physical and social sciences.

Samuel Kurland, a 2013 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate, was the recipient of the National Merit Scholarship Tuesday night.

“The odds were against you,” said Sean O’Brien, Board of Education vice president, “and you did well. Congratulations.”

The scholarship is for $2,500 and can be used at any U.S. accredited college or university.

Kurland is planning to attend Stanford University in the fall where he hopes to pursue a degree in physical and social sciences, though is undecided.

The scholars are finalists in their respective states. This year 2,500 were selected out of 15,000 across the country who were selected as “distinguished finalists.”

In competition for the award, a committee looks at academic records, including the courses each student took and their difficulties, community activities and leadership in school.

This year’s competition began in October when 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools took the PSAT and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The tests served as initial screening.

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