The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the names of 16,000 Semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The Semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34,000,000 that will be offered next spring.
Desert Christian Schools is pleased to announce that James Mullen, a senior in our Home Education Program, is one of two students in the Antelope Valley to earn the Semifinalist honor for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Finalists will be announced in the spring.
Dan and April Mullen are parents to James (Class of 2012) and John (Class of 2010). John was a National Merit Scholarship Finalist in 2010. Wow! These parents have done a great job teaching their sons at home in a Christ-honoring and effective way. They are quick to express gratitude to God and remark that their sons have both worked very hard throughout their home school experience that started when John entered the 5th grade and James entered the 3rd grade. It has been a total family effort and the Lord has blessed everyone’s hard work, including providing a love of learning to both of their sons. John is now a sophomore engineering student at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas and is continuing his excellent education on an academic scholarship. James is considering many options, including Texas A&M University. He plans to study chemical engineering.
Congratulations to the Mullen Family!