NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Three New Rochelle students recently received $2,500 National Achievement scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
About 800 outstanding black American high school seniors won Achievement Scholarship awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. The New Rochelle students were Adaugo O. Ezike, Camille N'Diaye-Muller and Reginald J. St. Louis.
More than 160,000 students entered the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program by requesting consideration in the competition when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as high school juniors, according to a release.
About 1,600 of the highest scorers were named semifinalists on a regional representation basis in September 2013. From the semifinalist pool, around 1,300 advanced to the finalist level and 800 National Achievement Scholarship winners were selected.
Adaugo O. Ezike is looking to go into the biomedical engineering field, Camille N'Diaye-Muller is looking to go into international law and Reginald J. St. Louis is looking to go into engineering.