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2019 Valedictorian Savannah Rousseau Awarded National Merit Scholarship

2019 JCS graduate and valedictorian Savannah Rousseau has been awarded a National Merit Scholarship. Savannah was selected for this honor out of more than 15,000 applicants across the country. She is part of the final group of 2,500 who received this national scholarship designed to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students. The scholarship recipients were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors who appraised them based on academic record (including difficulty level of subjects and grades earned), scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, a written essay, and a recommendation from a high school official. 

During her time at JCS, Savannah represented the school as a Pathfinder nominee in the category of Academic Excellence, which showcases candidates who excel in all areas of academic achievement. She won the Student of Distinction Award twice at JCS and participated in the National Honor Society. She also served in the International Club in 2015 and 2016 and participated in Leadership of Palm Beach County’s GROW Program. Savannah has consistently appeared on the Principal’s List each semester and received a near perfect ACT score of 35. In addition, she has served at Beacon Baptist Church since 2012 working with children in Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. 

Savannah will be attending the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. Congratulations Savannah!


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