Grace Prep, a small, innovative Christian school of 65 students in State College has two students who have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Anna Moyer, 2011, is among the nation’s 15,500 National Merit Scholarship finalists. This honor is based on scores from the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT, academic records, an application essay, and recommendations by mentors and teachers.
Anna, daughter of Steve and Deb Moyer of Boalsburg, received the National Merit University of Alabama Scholarship, one of the 8,200 National Merit corporate and college-sponsored scholarships given that spring. She attends the University of Alabama, pursuing a degree in the sciences. For her senior project Anna created a resource website (www.yourspecialchef.com) for life skills teachers and parent of special needs children that include over twenty adapted picture recipes.
Zach Donnor was one of the 34,000 commended students in the National Merit Program, scoring among the top 5 percent of students who took the 2009 PSAT/NMSQT. Zach attends Hillsdale College pursuing a degree in the sciences. Zach is the son of Gary and Sallie Donner of Tyrone. For his senior project Zach researched the worldviews and faiths of the various Founding Fathers of the United States.