Camden Hills Regional High School seniors Jonathan McDevitt, Wyatt Munson, Elias Porter and Claire Wyman have achieved National Merit Scholarship Finalist status. These students are among the top 15,000 students in the country, based on their 2019 PSAT scores, and are now being considered for the 7500 scholarships that will be awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Ruben Feldman, Jonathan McDevitt and Claire Wyman are candidates for the U.S Presidential Scholars Program.
This program was established in 1964 to recognize distinguished graduating seniors in the areas of academic success, leadership, school service, arts and career and technical education. These students have the opportunity to apply for scholarship consideration.
Ruben is a senior living in Camden. His passions lie in music and technology, and that is why he wants to study computer science and music in college, either next year or as soon as possible. He’s currently waiting to hear back from several colleges. Ruben was the Visual and Performing Arts Student of the Month in September 2020. He has the distinct honor of being an All State level musician in both chorus and band. Ruben participated in District III and All State Choirs is 2019 and 2021, and District III and All State Band in 2020.
Ruben spends his free time making music and drinking tea. He hopes to be able to get together with friends soon!
Jonathan lives in Camden. He is a 4-year member of the CHRHS Cross Country, Track and Math teams. In addition, Jonathan is a member of the National Honor Society. He plans on going to college next year and majoring in computer science, but as yet hasn’t decided where he will be going.
Wyatt lives in Lincolnville and plans to attend college next year. He was recently accepted to Colby but is still waiting to hear back from some schools in April. He is a four year member of Student Council and is currently part of the senior leadership. He’s also a member of the Latin Club and plays club Frisbee in the spring. Wyatt plans to major in biology, concentrating on ecology and evolutionary biology.
Elias lives in Appleton and plans on studying biology next year at a college to be determined. He is a 4-year member if the Nordic Ski and Cross-Country teams and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is also a member of the Strom Auditorium Tech Club specializing in sound tech and a member of the Jazz Band. He hopes to ski competitively at some level in college.
Claire is from Appleton and is interested in Environmental Studies. She is a 2-year member of the CHRHS Nordic Ski and Cross Country teams and a 4-year member of the Track team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and is a 4-year band member. Claire will be attending Bowdoin College next year and running on the Bowdoin Cross Country team.