Marietta, GA – The National Achievement® Scholarship Program recently named Marietta High School (MHS) senior Rodney Littlejohn, among the 1,600 Black American students who qualify as Semifinalists in the 45th annual Achievement Scholarship® competition. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program participants in their region.
“Rodney Littlejohn is the son of one of our system educators. He began with Marietta City Schools in sixth grade and quickly established himself as a leader among his peers,” said Leigh Colburn, principal MHS. “Rodney has an engaging personality, a quick wit, and great potential. We are very proud of him.”
The National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Black students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit® Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and meeting other published requirements for participation.
Before consideration for a National Achievement Scholarship, a Semifinalist must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and other requirements. For more information, visit http://www.nationalmerit.org/nasp.php.