FDL High School Announces National Merit Finalists
Fond du Lac High School is proud to announce that Dakota Vaughan and Robert Gruenstern (above) have been named National Merit Finalists. Dakota is the son of William and Pamela Vaughan, and Robert is the son of William and Georgette Gruenstern. Dakota Vaughan (below) was also awarded a $2500 scholarship through the National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking, in their junior year, the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year. Dakota and Robert placed in the top 1% of high school seniors who took the PSAT.