The DoDEA Pacific Public Affairs Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts for the Pacific to include Guam, Japan, Okinawa, South Korea. The office is responsible for media relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.
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Seven DoDEA Students Selected as Semi-Finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program
Arlington, Virginia | December 27, 2011
Seven Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students have been selected as Semi-finalists for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).
The NMSP is conducted each year by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This year NMSC named approximately 16,000 Semi-finalists.
Seven DoDEA seniors were selected:
- Richard K. Wood of Guam HS
- Colin P. McDonnell of Lakenheath HS
- Marie-Elise Goetzke of Heidelberg HS
- Mark C. Davis of Ramstein HS
- Midori E. Cassou of Wiesbaden HS
- Katherine M. Kem of Wiesbaden HS
- Cathleen E. Nalezyty of Osan HS
All of the Semi-finalists will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million beginning in spring 2012. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements in order to proceed to the Finalist level of the competition. Approximately 90 percent of the Semi-finalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship and earn the Merit Scholar title. Read rest of press release.