Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Senior named finalist for Merit Scholarship

Ryan Buell also being considered for presidential award


Ryan Buell

Wood River High School senior Ryan Buell has been named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist because of high scores on qualifying tests. According to a Blaine County School District press release, Buell is one of only about 3,000 students nationwide to qualify.

In addition to test scores, Merit Scholar designees are chosen on the basis of abilities, accomplishments and potential for success in college studies.


Buell is also being considered for a United States Presidential Scholarship from the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars and the U.S. Department of Education.

He has been a Blaine County student since his third year in school. Buell is captain of the debate team and a two-time public forum district champion. He has received past awards in English, biology and advanced placement U.S. history.

Terry Smith:

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