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Charlotte senior semifinalist for scholarship
McDonald one of 16 Charlotte area semifinalists
 
Published Thursday, October 24, 2013
by Staff Reports

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Charlotte United Christian Academy senior Jared McDonald is one of 16 Charlotte area semifinalists in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Charlotte United Christian Academy senior Jared McDonald has been named one of 16 Charlotte area semifinalists in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program in recognition of his performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). He is one of 1,600 national semifinalists. 

McDonald, upon advancing to the finalist level, will compete for one of the 700 one-time National Achievement $2500 Scholarships, which will be awarded on a regional basis.  In addition, corporate and business sponsors will underwrite about 100 Achievement Scholarships for Finalists who meet the criteria set by the grantor. Finalists will be selected on the basis of their abilities, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

McDonald is an honors student, is a member of the Knights of the Orange Shield, which is an academic and leadership organization at Charlotte United Christian Academy, and is in the top 10% of his class.

The National Achievement Program is a privately financed competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students.

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