The Richmond Register

April 14, 2013

Model Laboratory student wins National Achievement Scholarship


Register staff report

RICHMOND — Model Laboratory High School senior Chidinma “Hannah” Nnoromele, 17, last week was named one of six Kentucky recipients of the $2,500 National Achievement Scholarships.

There were 800 winners nationwide and Hannah was among the 100 of those students who received corporate-sponsored awards. Her scholarship was funded by the Xerox Corporation.

“Just as we are proud of all our seniors this year, Hannah is particularly worthy of recognition for her many accomplishments which have garnered her scholarships from Duke, Emory and many other highly competitive colleges and universities,” said James Dantic, Model director.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program is a privately financed academic competition established in 1964 specifically to honor scholastically talented black American youth and to provide scholarships to a substantial number of the most outstanding participants in each annual competition.

By the conclusion of the 2013 program, marking the 49th annual competition, about 32,600 participants will have received scholarships for undergraduate study worth more than $103 million.

The program is conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation, a non-profit organization that receives no government assistance.