The Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards are presented each year to high school seniors in Palm Beach and Martin counties who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in 18 academic, vocational and athletic categories. Pathfinders is sponsored by The Palm Beach Post. These awards are presented each year to recognize excellence and to encourage these students to one day bring their considerable talents to the communities where each received a start on the path to a good education and a rewarding career.
Students will be interviewed on March 9 at Palm Beach Atlantic University. They will compete with top students in each area at all high schools in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. College scholarships of $4,000 for the first-place winner, $3,000 for the second-place winner, $2,500 for the third-place winner and $2,000 to the fourth-place winner in each category will be presented at a ceremony to be held May 10 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
Congratulations and good luck to Atlantic's 2016 nominees!
Reach For Excellence
Seven Atlantic High School seniors have been named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalists in the annual competitive academic recognition program: Abrar Ahmed, Charles Fisher, Kierstin McClintock, Ariel Polani, E’lysse Santana, Morley Wiener, and Angela Yang.
The National Merit Scholarship Award is generally regarded as one of the highest honors possible for U.S. high school students. These academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition for approximately 8,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than 36 million dollars.
Students were named semifinalists by ranking among the highest scorers in Florida on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of all American high school seniors.
National Merit Finalists must have a record of high academic performance, be recommended by their school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm their qualifying test performance. A personal essay and information about the student’s leadership in school and community activities are required to obtain finalist standing. The selection of 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners is now in progress. Winners will be announced in March.
Congratulations and good luck to these high achieving students!
Congratulations to the district champion ATL JROTC Academic Team!
EQUATIONS TEAM FINISHES STRONG
Congratulations to the ATL equations team for finishing the Palm Beach County fall academic games season in second place for the third year in a row. Atlantic last won the fall academic games season in 2012.
Special recognition to senior C.J. Fisher for finishing the season seventh individually, and to sophomore Sarah Klein for finishing ninth individually. More than 80 Palm Beach County public and private high school students competed in fall academic games this season. Both of these students will advance to the academic games state tournament in early March.
Other Atlantic Equations players contributing to the team's second place district finish are juniors Jordan Rosen and Tommy Lam, and freshmen Winston Cheung, David Young, Victor Sardon and Raghu Radhakrishnan.
Atlantic returns seven of their eight players for next year's fall academic games season and looks forward to making a run for the district championship again.
NATIONAL MERIT SEMI-FINALISTS
Congratulations to Atlantic's 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalists! Seven seniors ranked among the highest scorers on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test:
ATL senior Kyra Dobard has been named Palm Beach County Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, and will compete for the Florida Youth of the Year title and a college scholarship. Kyra is is a member of the National Honor Society and the Criminal Justice Academy. She plans to study pharmacy at the Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.
Sophomore Jesula Jeannot has been selected to speak at the AVID Center's 2015 Summer Institute in Orlando. AVID — Advancement Via Individual Determination — is a program designed to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities. Jesula's beautifully told story of how AVID changed her life was one of more than 1,000 entries from AVID students from around the world. Congratulations Jesula!
ATL senior Meera Radhakrishnan is one of the high-achieving local women honored by the school board in recognition of Women’s History Month. In her brief speech Meera called attention to the gender gap in math, science, technology and engineering fields.
ATL'S SECME (Science, Engineering, Communications, Mathematics and Enrichment) team placed third overall among 17 schools at the March 28 Palm Beach County SECME Olympiad. ATL students edged out Suncoast to take first place in the Brain Bowl, and placed second in the poster and banner competitions. Congratulations!
Five ATL seniors are among the 50 Palm Beach County students who are National Merit Scholarship Program finalists. Congratulations to Jonathan Li, David McClintock, Meera Radhakrishnan, Marc Rodriguez and Andrew Sack.