JHS Senior, Jennifer Roof, Named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Jamestown High School Senior, Jennifer Roof, was recently named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. Jennifer was chosen as a finalist from 16,000 semifinalists named in September. As a semifinalist, she is eligible to be considered for a National Merit Scholarship – only 8,000 finalists are awarded scholarships.

“This recognition exemplifies Jennifer’s academic progress and potential and is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon a high school student,” said JHS Principal, Mike McElrath. “This recognition is well-deserved as Jennifer is an outstanding student and person.”

Ms. Roof has a wide range of accomplishments and activities while at Jamestown High School. Her awards and honors include:  Theodore M. Peterson Award in Chemistry, 21st Century Leadership Award from Wells College, AP Scholar Award, Bildungsroman Award for 9th Grade English, Classical and Multicultural Studies Award for 10th Grade English, and a member of the JHS National Honor Society.

Ms. Roof is also the president of the JHS Orchestra where she plays violin, president of the Raider Reader Book Club, co-vice president of JHS A Cappella where she sings soprano, student leader for JHS’ Impact Chapter, performed in competitive gymnastics for eight years, and now coaches Flyers Gymnastics. She has played violin with the Community Orchestra and the Living Christmas Tree. She is very involved with the Hillcrest Baptist Church where she is a youth group volunteer and Sunday School assistant.

posted on 04/14/2015 - filed under: Academics, JHS, Spotlight, Students