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Culver City Centaur Named as a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Image is the words 'great job' written in gold on a black background.Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, was pleased to learn that Culver City High School Senior Eden Winslow was named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP) on September 13.   Winslow is now eligible to earn monetary awards that could cover her college expenses.

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors students who show exceptional academic prowess. According to the NMSP website, “These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.”

Winslow was one of 1.6 million seniors who took college-bound tests during their junior year of high school. As one of the top 16,000 scorers in the nation, Winslow—a Centaur varsity cross-country runner—now has the opportunity to become a finalist and perhaps win an award.

Per the NMSP website, “to be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.”

Some of the requirements that Winslow will have to meet to become a finalist include keeping up her academic record, scoring well on two sets of tests, staying busy with activities and leadership roles, gaining a written recommendation from Culver City High, and representing herself well on a personal essay. Culver City High School’s curricula and grading system will also be taking into consideration.

Image is a drawing of a globe next to an open book with hearts, music, and symbols floating overhead.Winslow and her family have already represented the Culver City Real Estate area well as residents of the community. Winslow is a member of several clubs and humanitarian organizations, both on and off campus. She is active in her church and plays piano and reads during her spare time. Her father, David Winslow, represented Culver City in the Senshu Marathon in Kaizuka Japan last February.

Awards will be announced sometime in the spring. Martin Feinberg, Realtor, wishes Eden all the best in the coming school year.