Waxahachie Global High School principal Donald Snook is pleased to announce that two Global High seniors, Katherine Hailey and Bronwyn McNully, have met the requirements to enter the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. †

The National Merit Scholar program is based on critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills scores earned on a studentís Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). †

Of nearly 1.5 million students, 50,000 students across the country are identified each year to move forward in the prestigious National Merit Scholar program. †

This fall, both Katherine and Bronwyn will be notified if they will move on to the semi-finalist portion of the program.

Katherine is the daughter of Terrie and Kevin Hailey. During her years at Global, Katherine has focused primarily on her academics.† She enjoys performing in musicals and plays and has performed in a number of theatre productions and is a member of the CATS program, a theatre group located in Arlington, Texas. †

Katherine plans to attend college but is undecided at this time on her path of study; however, she will graduate with her associates degree from Navarro College in May.

Bronwyn is the daughter of Lynnette and David Glynn. She is a member of Engineering Now and is part of the Waxahachie ISD gifted and talented program.

Bronwyn is also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society for High School Honor Students.

She has taken six hours of pre-college online art courses through the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, and plans to take another three hours during her senior year. †

Bronwyn enjoys drawing and reading and she hopes to major in Illustration.† †

Bronwyn will graduate with her associates degree from Navarro College in May.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance and was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship program. †

Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSCís goals of honoring the nationís scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

For more information on the National Merit Scholar program, visit them online at www.nationalmerit.org