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University to hold second annual Nevada Scholars Signing Days at three area high schools

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Several of the highest-achieving students who will graduate from Wooster High School this spring are choosing to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. Now in its second year, the University is partnering with area high schools in a ceremony reminiscent of a high school athlete “signing day” to acknowledge the decision of their “best and brightest” scholars to attend the University. Wooster’s event will celebrate that decision of one National Merit Scholarship Finalist and three Presidential Scholars this Thursday. On Friday at 9:30 a.m., Reno High School will celebrate the signing of six scholars and Friday at 2:30 p.m., Douglas High School will celebrate two scholars.

WHAT: Second annual “Nevada Scholars Signing Day” ceremony recognizing one Wooster High School National Merit Scholarship Finalist and three Presidential Scholars and their choice to attend the University of Nevada, Reno this fall.

WHO:

  • Wooster High School National Merit Scholars Finalist and Presidential Scholars
  • Wooster High School Principal Debra Biersdorff
  • University President Milt Glick and University Provost Marc Johnson

WHEN: 9:30-10 a.m., Thursday, May 20

WHERE: Career Center, Wooster High School,1331 Plumb Lane, Reno

PARKING: Media is encouraged to park in the south parking lot closest to Plumb Lane, off of Harvard Way, and enter in the main school entrance.

BACKGROUND: The University of Nevada, Reno was officially notified of its approval for sponsorship status by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation last spring. Scholarships awarded through National Merit programs are regarded as some of the highest academic honors attainable by U.S. high school students. The University’s student body currently includes 25 National Merit Scholars, the largest number ever enrolled at Nevada.

These four scholars will also be the first in their University class of 2014 to receive the book chosen for the freshman Summer Scholars Program. Up to 2,500 incoming freshmen are expected to participate in the fourth-year program, which this summer will feature the Warren St. John book, “Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference.”

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