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Lee- FCHS National Merit Finalist 02-2017

James Barlow, FCHS Principal and Harrison Lee

PRESS RELEASE – February 28, 2017

James Barlow, Principal at Fluvanna County High School, announced today that FCHS senior, Harrison Lee, has been named a 2017 National Merit® Scholarship Finalist. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

The selection of some 7,500 Merit Scholarship® winners from the group of more than 15,000 Finalists is now in progress. In March, NMSC will begin mailing scholarship offer to winners.

Harrison is the son of Hector and Carla Lee of Palmyra, Virginia. His sister Alexandra is a freshman at the High School. He is very active in school activities, is a member of the marching band, and the High School’s Academic Team. Harrison is a board member of the newly established Political Awareness Club at the High School. The club is focusing on voter registration drives. Harrison was selected as a Battle of the Brains All-Star for his exemplary performance on the quiz show. Harrison is a member of the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School. He also received the AP Scholar with Honor Award by earning an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. Harrison continues to challenge himself; his current course load includes 5 AP classes and one dual-enrollment class. Harrison is interested in studying economics and international relations in college with an interest in being a diplomat.

This is the second consecutive year that Fluvanna has had a National Merit Finalist, Jonathan Corbin received the honor in 2016.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2017 will be announced beginning in April and concluding in July.

For additional information about PSAT testing at the High School, contact Angie Blevins, School Testing Coordinator at ablevins@apps.fluco.org or 434-589-3666.

For additional information about the National Merit Scholarship Program, contact Brenda Gilliam, Director of Curriculum and Instruction at bgilliam@apps.fluco.org or 434-589-8208.

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