The National Merit Scholarship Program has named Talia Feshbach, who is a senior at Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA), a semifinalist for the 2019 scholarship.
This is a result of her performance on the 2017 PSAT. She is one of 16,000 semifinalists who qualified out of approximately 1.6 million test takers nationwide. There is an extensive application process that she will go through this fall. Students are notified until February if they are a finalist.
The school’s 10th and 11th grade students will take the PSAT on Oct. 24, 2018.
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That is why the absence of a sense of urgency in the territory – a chronic problem across multiple areas and sectors – is so disturbing. While other places have moved to plan and implement actions to harden infrastructure, tighten building codes and improve design, here is what the Virgin Islands – in the words of the incumbent governor – has done: established an Office of Climate Change (almost four years ago,) which will hold its first meeting this month. Being the land of task forces, committees, councils and dysfunctional boards has never worked in the past. It won’t work in the future. And the stakes are now much higher. ... See MoreSee Less
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