Dean named National Achievement semifinalist
Courtney Dean named National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist
Posted on 10/09/2014

Courtney Dean recognitionAs a result of her outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), Henry Sibley senior Courtney Dean was one of just 1,600 students across the country to be named a semifinalist for the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Established in 1964, the National Achievement Scholarship Program is an academic competition for high-achieving, Black American high school students.

Dean has spent her time at Sibley excelling both inside and outside of the classroom. Among her extracurricular activities are four years in the drama club, two years as a member of the Sibley chapter of National Honor Society, while simultaneously donating her time to the school and the community through the Henry Sibley Key Club volunteer group.

In the classroom, Dean has taken advantage of the rigorous courses offered at Sibley. After taking three Advanced Placement (AP) courses as a junior, Dean is enrolled in four more AP classes during her senior year and is also signed up for a College in the Schools (CIS) French class and a Continuing Education Course (CEC) Spanish class. After graduation Courtney hopes to attend Pomona College in California.

Semifinalists for the National Achievement Program are entered into the competition by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. In late January 2015, approximately 1,300 semifinalists will be notified by mail at their home address that they have qualified as Finalists. In February 2015, the National Achievement Program will notify 800 of the finalists if they have been selected to receive a National Achievement Scholarship.