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Twin Valley Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board

by Twin Valley High School

Twin Valley Students Awarded with Academic Honors from College Board

Twin Valley High School seniors Leah Karwic and Ryan Baylis have earned academic honors from the College Board National Recognition Programs as Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are invited to complete the National Merit Scholarship Application, which includes writing an essay. About half of the Finalists will eventually be chosen as Merit Scholarship winners.

“We’re thrilled that our students have earned this recognition. We are very proud of them for their achievements in their classrooms and on College Board assessments,” said William Clements, Principal, Twin Valley High School. “These programs help students stand out to colleges during admissions.”

Ryan is the son of Thomas and Faye Baylis, Honey Brook. He plans on attending either Penn State or Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Ryan participates in band, marching band, jazz band, orchestra, National Honor Society, Technology Student Association, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. He is a second degree black belt in the Korean martial art of Tang Soo Do.

Leah is the daughter of Michael and Amanda Karwic, Elverson. She plans to attend college in the northeast and major in Biomedical Engineering or Pre-Med. Leah is the President of the National Honor Society, an officer in the Tri-M Music Honor Society and the Technology Student Association. She also participates in the National Art Honor Society, Theater Arts Club, Track and Field (pole vault), and Ski Club. Leah’s favorite extracurricular club is the Twin Valley Mountain Biking club, where she is the Captain.