This week at Elgin Academy we are celebrating the success of junior Neha Karna who recently returned from the Illinois High School Association State Class 1A Golf Championship for Girls at the Red Tail Run Golf Course in Decatur. The trip to State was especially sweet for Neha who missed the cut for last year's tournament by one stroke. This year Neha, competing as an individual, tied for 32nd place in a crowded field of 111 golfers. Over the course of the two-day tournament, Neha shot an 84 and an 85.
We are pleased to announce that Simon Balisi, Karan Gowda, and Pranav Sai have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They placed in the top three percent of the 1.6 million juniors from more than 22,000 high schools nationwide.
We salute the students from the Classes of 2017 and 2018 whose performance on last spring's AP exams earned them the designation of AP Scholar. The AP Scholar Awards are academic distinctions that students may cite among their credentials on applications, and résumés.
The Middle School would like to thank everyone in the EA community for contributing to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund with your donations of school supplies and purchases at the Middle School Bake Sale. Thanks to your generous contributions, we were able to fill 25 backpacks for Tyrrell Elementary School in Port Arthur, Texas.
Benjamin Simon and Prudhvie Gudapati have been named 2018 National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for their excellence in academic performance.
"The EA community is proud of these two young men who have been recognized by the National Merit Program," said Doug Sept, Director of the Upper School. "Their selection represents the culmination of many years of dedication to their academics and is a testament to their natural gifts. Here, at Elgin Academy, they have contributed as thinkers and doers and they represent Hilltoppers who have worked to their fullest potential. "
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