Braden River High School’s Ashley Gillam is one of two Manatee County high school students who have been named semifinalists in the 49th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program, according to a release from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
She and Kwesi Kwapong, of Southeast High School, now have a chance to compete for about 800 achievement scholarship awards, worth about $2.5 million, to be offered next spring.
Finalists for the program are expected to be announced in January.
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28 Wine, Dine and Make a Difference
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1 Manatee Audubon -- OPEN HOUSE at Felts Audubon Preserve
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1 Fine Arts & Crafts Extravaganza
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6 Empty Bowls Luncheon at Main Street Lakewood Ranch
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Run
More than 1,000 runners turned out this morning for the Lakewood Ranch Running Club's annual Boo Run event on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
PHOTO GALLERY: Boo Fest
Children dressed in their Halloween best snacked on candy and said "trick-or-treat" for sweet snacks from vendors at Boo Fest, Oct. 24, on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.
PHOTO GALLERY: Freedom Monster Mash
Children at Freedom Elementary School and their families donned costumes and Halloween spirit tonight during the Parent-Teacher Organization's Monster Mash.