Two Woodlawn students named National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists
DAVIDSON, N.C. – Woodlawn School seniors Joe Andry and Meredith Simpson, both of Davidson, have been named as Finalists in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 1.5 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Approximately 16,000 Semifinalists throughout the nation were recognized in September for their exceptional academic promise.
Joe is the son of Allain and MC Andry, and has attended Woodlawn for 6 years. He has represented North Carolina in the national finals of the National History Day competition, and this year is studying at the University of Oxford, in England. Meredith, the daughter of Allison Simpson, is co-editor of Lighten Up!, the student-run blog at Woodlawn School, and last year she qualified to participate in the 32nd annual American Invitational Mathematics Examination. She tutors elementary school children weekly at the Ada Jenkins Center and initiated the development of a program to support early childhood literacy at the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic.
As Finalists, Joe and Meredith will be among the 15,000 students vying for about 7,600 scholarships worth about $33 million, to be offered later this spring.
Woodlawn is an independent school founded in 2002 and located just north of Davidson, North Carolina. Enrolling students in grades K through 12, Woodlawn is accredited by both the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and offers a challenging, project-based academic experience.