Paduch named Semifinalist in National Merit Scholarship Program Share:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Posted in Midlothian on September 20, 2015 by Staff Report Photo courtesy Midlothian ISD. Hannah PaduchMIDLOTHIAN — Midlothian ISD is proud to celebrate Midlothian High School senior Hannah Paduch as being named a Semifinalist in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.She earned semifinalist status by achieving the highest scoring on the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship during her junior year. Paduch is among approximately 16,000 academically talented high school seniors nationwide - the only student in Ellis County - who now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth $32 million that will be offered next spring.To become a Finalist, Paduch will submit a detailed scholarship application to include her academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. Furthermore, she must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm her earlier performance on the qualifying test.Paduch has attended Midlothian schools since kindergarten. She credited her academic success to being an avid reader, good study habits and persevering challenges with school and life itself. After graduation, she plans to attend college, major in biology and one day become a pediatrician.The 2016 National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced in April/May 2016. You may also be interested in readingWaxahachie Global High principal Don Snook resignsECSO Explorer Lt. Gage Adams selected for National Leadership AcademyMidlothian Heritage HS coach performs CPR to save spectatorAshley Stewart named Assistant Superintendent for School Leadership, Planning and InnovationWaxahachie Go Center grand openingMidlothian, Palmer and Waxahachie ISDs announce makeup daysMidlothian Mayor’s Back 2 School Bash set for August 8For Matt Authier WISD TrusteeRep. Wray awards Schoolfield, Jr. the Texas Armed Services ScholarshipLetter: In response to Scott Brooks of the WDL – Enough IS Enough ← TxDOT to hold free child safety seat checkup Sept. 26The Gingerbread House receives Community Leadership Award → You must log in to post a comment.