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National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists Named

Noah Poll

Noah Poll, a senior at Towanda Area Jr. Sr. High School, has been named a semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Approximately 1.5 million juniors take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test or PSAT/NMSQT each year. Noah’s score placed him in the top half of 1% in Pennsylvania, and allows him to continue to the next level of competition.
Noah is the son of Matthew and Shannon Poll, and is a member of the marching band, concert band, scholarship challenge, the National Honor Society, FBLA, IRC, chess club, drama club, and the tennis team. He also volunteers with disaster outreach with Bradford County Human Services, is a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, assists with Operation Blue Santa, and served as a sixth grade camp counselor. Noah’s future plans are to pursue a degree in mathematics or business.
According to the College Board, the National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year.
The staff and students are very proud of Noah’s accomplishments!

Fall Sports Info

Here is the list for the first day of practices and ImPact testing.
ALL FIRST YEAR PARTICIPANTS, 7TH AND 9TH GRADERS MUST BE IMPACT TESTED.

Portia Bennett Presented a Certificate

Portia Bennett and Mrs. Stanfield

Portia Bennett was presented a certificate at the most recent school board meeting for her athletic accomplishments this year. Portia is a freshman, three-sport athlete who this spring earned 6th place in the state Track and Field championships at Shippensburg in the high jump – with a jump of 5’4”.

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