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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9 Early Fall Gently Used Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
17 Women's Council of Realtors Fashion Show
27 Health & Wellness Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Realtor groups consider merger
The Realtor associations for Manatee and Sarasota counties will vote Sept. 16 on merging their organizations.
PHOTO GALLERY: 'Dr. Who' Celebration
Fans of the British science-fiction television show "Dr. Who" converged for a night of trivia, Aug. 28, at Braden River Library. The "Dr. Who" Celebration attracted both children and their parents who enjoy the original show, which originally aired in 1963 and was relaunched and filmed in 2005.
Road privatization effort gains traction
Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club communities seek to have more security and complete control over their streets and gates.