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West Hartford Student Earns National Merit Scholarship

Carolyn McCusker. Submitted photo

Kingswood Oxford senior Carolyn McCusker, a West Hartford resident, has been selected as a winner of a National Merit Scholarship.

Submitted by Jackie Pisani, Kingswood Oxford School

Kingswood Oxford student Carolyn McCusker ‘17 of West Hartford, daughter of Kevin and Karen McCusker, was selected as the winner of the National Merit $2,500 Scholarship.

From approximately 1.6 million students who entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, only about 16,000 were named Semifinalists. In order to be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, a Semifinalist had to become a Finalist by submitting an application and presenting a record of very high academic performance. All winners of about 7,500 National Merit Scholarships are being chosen from the group of approximately 15,000 distinguished Finalists. McCusker was one of the 2,500 students that won the scholarship that is underwritten by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation with its own funds.

McCusker holds the leadership position of prefect at Kingswood Oxford. She is the Investigative Journalism Editor for the KO News, won the Sophomore Speakers Forum, serves on United Students, the diversity advocacy group, performs with the KO musical group, Outlook and has appeared in several KO theater productions. She also volunteers with the Noah Webster House.


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