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Orcutt Academy’s scholarly students

Savannah Blouin, Reporter

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On September 25, two students were given a tremendous award for their hard work. Isabella Melsheimer and Lorenzo Papworth were given the merit scholarship award for their outstanding work on the PSAT and the NMSQT.

This scholarship award represents their perseverance despite the difficulty of the SAT and NMSQT. They received some of the highest scores in the nation. Not only are Lorenzo and Isabella amazing Orcutt Academy students, but only 50,000 students were chosen for this award out of the 1.6 million who applied. Being a part of such a small percentage is an incredible accomplishment for the two.

Melsheimer and Papworth tell the Oracle they took the PSAT freshman and sophomore years to prepare for the big test. Both students plan on putting this achievement on their resumes to make them more appealing to jobs and colleges. While both students faced many obstacles on their way to success, Papworth tells the Oracle time limits and tests were the most challenging. “It’s hard to keep going when it’s just a bunch of questions and you just want to be done.” Although Papworth admitted that the tests were difficult to stay committed to finishing, the reward of accomplishing the tests and receiving this award was worth the hard work.

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