Bellevue Christian is pleased to announce senior Britta Reumann has been recognized as one of 16,000 semifinalists for the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Academically talented high school seniors across the United States have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to receive Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a national Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
Reumann learned in early September that she was a semifinalist. “It is a privilege to be a semifinalist. I hope to get to be a Finalist, because as I apply for colleges, it makes the process easier and shows that I have been able to distinguish myself.” Reumann said.
Reumann’s favorite subjects in school all relate to English. This fall semester she’s thrilled with her schedule, getting to take advantage of Bellevue Christian high school classes such as Creative Writing, Contemporary Issues in Literature, and AP English Literature. “Being
recognized helps me to know that I am valued, that I am worth putting scholarship money into.My dream school is the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.” Reumann said.
She said she is also interested in Vanderbilt, the University of Washington, Washington State University and the University of Oklahoma.
At Bellevue Christian, Britta also plays soccer and participates in Track and Field.
English Teacher Sam Schrader shared his impressions of Reumann inside the classroom. “The only thing that rivals Britta’s academic prowess is her academic curiosity. Her talents and interests are so varied one is left in awe of how much of a positive impact she’s had on the BCS community in just over a year. I am confident this is just one of many accolades Britta will achieve in her academic career,” Schrader said.
Reumann’s next step for the National Merit Scholarship process is submitting a detailed application, in which she and BCS will provide her academic record, participation in school activities, leadership abilities and other information.