Sydney Roseman Named Semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship Program
Congratulations to Westminster senior Sydney Roseman for being named a 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist!
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955 and exists to honor individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Upper School students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test - which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year - and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. Of this year's entrants, 50,000 students were recognized as high scorers. Just 16,000 students in the nation qualify as semifinalists.
Westminster Senior, Sydney Roseman has qualified based on her high PSAT scores taken in the 2019-20 school year and as a result, is designated as one of the highest-scoring entrants in the state of Georgia. Sydney began attending Westminster Schools of Augusta when she was in 7th grade. When asked about the exciting recognition, Sydney exclaims that this scholarship process has made her thankful for the vigorous academics she has experienced at Westminster.
"When I came to Westminster in 7th grade I was immediately challenged. I developed a new appreciation for my education because it was something that I actually had to work for," stated Sydney. "As a senior, I now see how Westminster is different. Now I can confidently attend college knowing that Westminster helped prepare me for the world by giving me a solid academic and biblical foundation."
Sydney's top college choices include the University of Georgia, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or the University of Virginia. She plans to major in political science, humanities or take a pre-law route.
Throughout her high school career Sydney has maintained a 4.0 GPA. She has also been involved in a variety of leadership opportunities as a member of the varsity soccer and cross country teams, a member of the Schoolwide Honor Council, the Student Leadership Team, National Honors Society, Debate Society, and the Red Cross Youth Board.
As Sydney prepares for graduation in May 2020 she leaves a message for all current and rising freshmen at Westminster.
"Although your grades are extremely important, remember to not forgo your relationships with your friends and with the Lord. There are still things beyond school, it can be easy to get caught up in just doing well."