Mountain View Senior Among Gwinnett Students on National Achievement’s List

Gwinnett's 10 National Achievement Scholars were announced as part of the National Merit Scholarship program.

Ten Gwinnett County public high school seniors, including one from Mountain View High, have been named National Achievement Scholars, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced.

According to Gwinnett County Public Schools, the students “were identified as outstanding Black American high school seniors considered as having the strongest record of accomplishments and greatest potential for academic success in college.”

Wandia N. Mureithi of Mountain View was one of the honorees to receive a $2,500 National Achievement Scholarship. Mureithi's probable career field is Medicine.

Other members of Gwinnett’s Class of 2014 identified as National Achievement Scholars:

  • Berkmar

Mati T. Nemera

Probable career field: Medicine

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

  • Collins Hill

Mary U. Nosa

Probable career field: Anesthesiology

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

  • Grayson

Sydney A. Wade

Probable career field: Biomedicine

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship


  • Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Chinye E. Ijeli

Probable career field: Medicine

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship


Renae R. Irving

Probable career field: Biomedical Engineering

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship


Kira Pyronneau

Probable career field: Engineering

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship
  • North Gwinnett

Kara P. Jones

Probable career field: International Business

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

  • Parkview

Milan M. Ravenell
Probable career field: Engineering

National Achievement Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Scholarship

  • Peachtree Ridge

Leesa C. Quinlan

Probable career field: Law

National Achievement $2,500 Scholarship

According to a GCPS press release:
More than 160,000 students entered the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program by requesting consideration in the competition when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) as high school juniors. During the fall of 2012 as students began their junior year, semifinalists were designated within geographic regions based on the highest scores in the states that make up each region. They advanced to the finalist level in the competition by filling out a detailed application, presenting a record of high academic performance throughout high school, being endorsed and recommended by a school official from their local high school, writing an essay, and earning SAT scores that confirm the PSAT/NMSQT performance. Achievement Scholar honorees were selected from the finalists judged to have the strongest record of accomplishments.


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