Open vision bar

DCPS students honored by National Merit program

National Merit kids
DCPS announces six National Merit honorees
Six students from Apollo and Daviess County high schools have been honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Two Apollo High School students and two Daviess County High School students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. These students are among 16,000 semifinalists who were selected for this honor from among eligible high school students from across the country. The Merit Program, conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., will select about 8,200 finalists as Merit Scholarship winners in the 2011 competition.
More than 1.5 million juniors from over 21,000 high schools across the country entered the 2011 National Merit Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors and includes the highest scoring entrants from each state.
The following students represent Daviess County Public Schools as 2011 National Merit Semifinalists and will be recognized by the DCPS Board of Education at a ceremony in October:
Apollo High School
  • Cecilia “Ceci” Adele Weibert, daughter of John and Joan Weibert of Owensboro
  • Nicholas Scott Miller, son of Dr. L. Scott Miller and Jennifer and David Preston of Owensboro
 Daviess County High School
  • Tejas Nilesh Sangoi, son of Nilesh and Nayna Sangoi of Owensboro, is a DCHS student attending the Gatton Academy
  • Paras Kishor Vora, son of Kishor N. and Beena Vora of Owensboro, is a DCHS student attending the Gatton Academy
 Two Daviess County High School students have been named National Merit Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. Although they will not continue in the 2011 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students place among the top 5 percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2011 competition by taking the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT.
Daviess County High School
  • Cameron Moore, son of Phillip and Charlyn Moore of Owensboro
  • John Tian, son of Chenguo and Suzanne Tian of Owensboro

Back to School News       Print News Article


The Daviess County Public Schools district prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital or parental status, political affiliations or beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, or limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions in its employment practices, educational programs and activities, and provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.