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September 13, 2013

Schwartz, Austria among nation’s top seniors

Weatherford High School seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Two Weatherford High School seniors learned Wednesday they were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Seniors Hannah Schwartz and Brenden Austria scored in the top 1 percent of juniors who took the PSAT/NMSQT exam last school year. They now have an opportunity to qualify as finalists by meeting high academic standards and all other requirements explained by the organization.

Schwartz and Austria received letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic achievements.

According to the Nation Merit Scholarship Corporation, students are selected based on the highest PSAT/NMSQT selection index scores (combined critical reading, mathematics and writing skills scores).

Since semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis, both Schwartz and Austria were among the highest scoring individuals in Texas.

Schwartz is the daughter of Greg and Shelly Schwartz. Her participation at WHS includes captain of the volleyball team, captain of the Whiz Quiz team, National Honor Society treasurer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member, Roo Crew member and Student Council historian. She has attended WISD schools her entire life.

Schwartz said her choice for higher education remains undecided, but she plans to major in either engineering or physics.

Austria, who has been at WISD since sixth grade, is the son of Tom and Grace Buchberger. He is active in WHS track and field, National Honor Society and serves as committee chair for the Student Council. His potential college plans are not yet determined, but he said he is considering majoring in the engineering field.

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