Lancaster High School Senior Emmerson Bartels has been named a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship award.
Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized academically talented students in the U.S. with scholarships to attend an accredited post-secondary institution. About half of finalists are awarded a scholarship of $2,500.
Emmerson is a member of the Math Honor Society, English Honor Society, and National Honor Society, as well as the Lancaster Youth Bureau Teen Volunteer Program and the LHS Healthcare Academy. She has also participated in the LHS Antlers Club and the LHS Environmental Action Club and has been a volunteer at Court Street Elementary in the past.
Emmerson was selected for the National Chemistry Olympiad Competition and has received Science, Math and French Student of the Year awards at LHS.
She plans to major in biochemistry or pharmacy but has not yet decided on which college to attend in her quest to work in drug development and biochemical research one day.
“The dedicated teachers and the wide variety of challenging courses offered at LHS have allowed me to explore my academic interests and foster my passion for science,” said Emmerson.
National Merit Scholarship award finalists will be notified of scholarships in March.
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