Alexander Robbins, a senior at MWHS, was recently notified that he has been named a National Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalist. This honor places Robbins in the top five percent of the over 1.5 million students competing for this recognition. Robbins is now one of 16,000 students nationally qualified for the opportunity to earn the National Merit Scholarship.
“I am glad to be chosen, and I see it mostly as an opportunity for a scholarship or two,” said Robbins. “Even if I don't proceed to the next level in the selection process, it is still an accomplishment worth mentioning, and it may very well help me on an application.”
Robbins plans to attend a four-year college to pursue a degree in possibly electrical or computer engineering.
"MWHS congratulates Alex Robbins, and his family, for earning the Semi-Finalist status in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program! This recognition bodes well for his future success at the college of his choice,” said Principal Keith Randklev.
Outside of the classroom, Robbins is a member of the Alpine Ski Team and the newly-formed Trap League. He also helps the Westonka Pop Singers with the electrical aspects of their shows (namely sound and lighting).
“I enjoy math and science, as well as skiing and trap shooting,” said Robbins. “Photography, largely of nature and landscapes, is another hobby of mine.”
“Alex has recently been recognized by the College Board as an AP Scholar with Honor, earned his Eagle Scout award this past year, and continues to take the most rigorous coursework available at MWHS. His strength of character, dedication, and wholesome values is truly representative of everything the National Merit Scholarship Program seeks in its students, and we are proud to have Alex represent our school in this academic competition." Principal Randklev added.
Alex and his parents, Jacqueline and Barry Robbins, will be invited to an upcoming “Share the Success” segment of a Westonka School Board meeting.