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Clover Hill students compete for top honors

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Sep 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-26 12:29:53-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Three Clover Hill High School students have been named semifinalists in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Sydney Jackson, Brittany Smith and Evan Washington will now compete with 1,600 other students for National Achievement Scholarships. There are 800 scholarships available.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program recognizes “scholastically talented black students,” according to a news release from Chesterfield County Schools.

“To advance to the finalist level in the competition, the semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment and honors and awards received,” the released indicated. “Semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance.”