By Emily Money
Three of Central’s shining academic stars have won recognition as National Merit
Finalists in the annual national competition. These seniors are Brooke Feinstein, Caroline
Malmgren, and Sandeep Siva. They will be able to continue in the competition for 8,300
National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered in the spring. Two
other WLC students, Milena Beltramo and Jai Sura, were also recognized in this competition as
“This is truly an accomplishment for these students, having outstanding scores on both
the PSAT and SAT,” stated Counselor Ann Marie Rutherford.
Feinstein, Malmgren and Siva will be able to continue in the competition for 8,300
National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered in the spring.
“I am honored to be named one of the three National Merit Finalists from Walled Lake
Central. I am so thankful for the recognition of all the hard work I have done throughout high
school. I hope that by having earned this award, I can inspire others to study and do well in
school by showing that academic achievement does not go unnoticed,” said Feinstein.
Central is also proud to be the home of two commended students in this program: Milena
Beltramo and Jai Sura. They are among 34,000 commended students, and placed in the top five
percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the annual competition.
2013 marks the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship program. The applicant’s
applications, letters of recommendations, and performance on the SAT were all taken into
account for this scholarship. “This is truly an accomplishment for these students, having
outstanding scores on both the PSAT and SAT,” stated counselor Ann Marie Rutherford.
“This is truly a reflection, as well, as to the outstanding education these students
received at Walled Lake Central. We are so proud of our three National Merit Finalist at Walled
Lake Central this year,” Rutherford said.