Patrick Baur Named National
Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist
Community High School Senior Patrick Baur has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Patrick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Baur of West Chicago. The nationwide pool of semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
To become finalists, semi-finalists must have a record of very high academic performance, be endorsed and recommended by their school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. The semi-finalists and a school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes the student's self-descriptive essay and information about their participation and leadership in school and community activities.
Merit Scholarship winners of 2003 will be announced in four nationwide releases to news media from April through July. Baur gained recognition last year when he earned perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT tests.