Archive for Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Tonganoxie High School senior named National Merit semifinalist

September 14, 2005

Tonganoxie senior Micah Titterington today was named a National Merit semifinalist.

Titterington was one of 16,000 semifinalists named in the 51st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

The son of Mike and Diane Titterington, Micah plans to "go to college somewhere" next year and possibly study religion.

Though Micah said he doesn't think he's interested in becoming a preacher, he wants to use his education to serve people.

The 17-year-old senior, who stands 6-foot-2, participates in soccer and track at school. He plays percussion in the high school band. He's also involved in 4-H, Boy Scouts and the youth group at West Haven Baptist Church.

Titterington has been a student in Tonganoxie since his sophomore year when his family moved to the area from Dublin, Ohio.

Tonganoxie High School counselor Kathy Walker said she didn't know the last time a Tonganoxie student was named a semifinalist in the program.

According to the National Merit Scholarship Program, more than 1.3 million juniors in nearly 21,000 United States high schools entered the 2006 National Merit Program by taking the 2004 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program applicants.

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