Two Rapoport Academy Public School seniors are recognized for outstanding achievement in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Evan Alexander was named a National Merit Semifinalist while Daniel Kim was named a National Merit Commended Student in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Of the 1.6 million students who entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year, approximately 16,000 Semifinalists were named.
As a Semifinalist, Evan has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit scholarships worth more than $32 million.
Evan is the son of John Alexander and Ruth Boardman-Alexander, of Waco. He is a member of the cross country team, Waco Youth Council, National Honor Society, and secretary for the Student Council.
During his time at Rapoport, he has participated in theater, served as the school mascot, and attended a summer leadership camp made possible by the Rotary Youth Leadership Award program.
In May, Evan will earn both his high school diploma and an associate of science degree from McLennan Community College. He plans to attend Rice University or Stanford University where he will study statistics.
Daniel is the son of Andrew and Tia Kim, of Hewitt.
In December, Daniel will graduate early with both his high school diploma and an associate of arts degree from McLennan Community College.
He attributes his work ethic to his Christian values and his successes to God.
Daniel is a student volunteer at Waco Cardiology Associates where he shadows one of its doctors. He plans to pursue a career as a pediatric surgeon.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for placing among the top 50,000 scorers.