Students Receive Outstanding Recognition

Elwood-John H. Glenn High School is proud to announce the three students named Outstanding Participants in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Simisola Familusi, John Fletcher and Julia Hyachinth are among the top 3 percent of approximately 160,000 Black Americans who entered in the scholarship program when they took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated in 1964 specifically to honor academically promising Black American high school students. In late Sept. 2014, a roster of the selected 3,100 Outstanding Participants was referred to approximately 1,500 colleges and universities throughout the nation. In addition, students receive a certificate of recognition presented by their high school principal for his or her standing in the program.

“We are extremely proud of the designation these students received from the National Achievement Scholarship Program,” Interim Principal Dr. James Ruck said. “The scholastic achievement these students demonstrated is the type of academic excellence we strive to encourage all Elwood students to attain.”