A Lemont student is among area residents who have earned Presidential Scholarships, awarded to academically talented and highly motivated students, to North Central College in Naperville.
The following students began their studies at North Central this fall:
Rebecca Rachan, graduate of Lemont Township High School, majoring in mathematics
Marlena Pierzchala, graduate of Romeoville High School, majoring in French
Kimberly Smaga, graduate of York Community High School, majoring in elementary education
Kevin Emrick was homeschooled
Mirachelle Anselmo, graduate of Oswego East High School, majoring in biochemistry
Kelleigh Kuehl, graduate of Oswego East High School, majoring in physics
Nicole Barclay, graduate of Palatine High School, majoring in chemistry
Vincent Cook, graduate of Palatine High School, majoring in physics
The Presidential Scholarship is the top merit-based scholarship at North Central College and is offered to less than 15 percent of the incoming class. The scholarship is based on a combination of a student's high school grade-point average from core academic classes and ACT/SAT test scores and is renewable for up to four years.
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in seven areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, North Central College has more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
Editor's note: The information above is from a press release by North Central College.