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Francis Howell students win National Merit Scholarship

Two of Francis Howell High’s recent graduates, Grant Morey and Elise Kaminski, were among 800 students to win scholarships, given out by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

As senior class president, Morey was one of only two Francis Howell High students to graduate with a GPA of 4.86. While at Francis Howell High, he was a member of the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals Top 100 students, a National Honor Society member, a member of the Mu Alpha Theta math club, and a member of the Varsity Scholar Bowl District champions.

“He’s a wonderfully thoughtful person with a keen interest in learning and sharing positive experiences with his classmates,” Principal David Wedlock said. “He serves as a wonderful inspiration to all of us of what can be accomplished through consistent hard work, resilience and confidence in the ability to be successful.”

Elise Kaminski, scored a perfect 36 on the ACT and held a 4.81 GPA while a student at Francis Howell High.

“Elise possesses an inspiring and rare combination of academic excellence and intellectual courage,” Wedlock said. “She is continually willing to try new things, imagine what might be true and think from diverse perspectives in pursuit of the best possible academic experiences.” Kaminski was a member of Scholar Bowl and the Metro honors choir and women’s chamber choir. She also served as an honorary Board of Education student representative during her senior year.

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