Fryeburg Academy Students Among Top Performers in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program
Fryeburg Academy is pleased to announce that May Ki-ok “May” Shin has been named a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and Kyungyoon “Yuna” Lee has been named a Commended Student. High school juniors entered the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). According to the College Board, more than 2 million students took the PSAT in 2021; both young women placed among the top 50,000 takers of this test.
Shin is part of a nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists that represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and that includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. She has the opportunity to advance to the Finalist level and compete to receive a National Merit Scholarship.
Lee will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, but she is one of 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation being thus recognized for exceptional academic promise.
Shin is the daughter of Sunkyung Hwang and Kiseub Shin, and Lee is the daughter of Hyosook Chung and Byungirl Lee. Both young women are from South Korea and attend Fryeburg Academy as part of its boarding program.
Fryeburg Academy is pleased to announce it has joined the National Future Farmers of America Organization (FFA) as an initiative to grow its agricultural programming. “After several months of research, it was important to me to bring FFA to Fryeburg because it will open up more opportunities for our students involved in agriculture education here,” says Jennifer Solter-Jones, FA’s science instructor and school farm manager. “Whether it be through leadership development, new learning opportunities, or a chance to serve our community, this organization directly ties in with what we are trying to do with our program, so it is a natural fit to have our own chapter.”
On Wednesday, November 16th, Fryeburg Academy celebrated the fall sports season with its annual fall sports awards assembly held in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center. The following student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding performance during the fall 2022-23 season:
FRYEBURG, ME, OCTOBER 26, 2022— Fryeburg Academy’s Board of Trustees is very pleased and excited to announce that Joseph R. Manning has been appointed as the Academy’s next Head of School. The Trustees' unanimous decision resulted from a rigorous search process by the Board’s Search Committee, which worked closely with internationally renowned search firm Carney Sandoe and Associates, based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Committee and consultants conducted a stakeholder survey, met on campus with over sixty stakeholder groups, authored a report on the next Head of School’s necessary traits, and engaged with Manning through extensive interviews.
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