In her quest for the scholarship, Read competed against 1.5 million students who entered the program nationwide, and is among only 8,400 of those who were selected as winners, with more than $36 million in scholarships awarded this year. Read was one of five finalists to be named from
This is not Read's first academic recognition. Earlier this year, Read was the winner of the Raudenbush Scholar Prize for Spanish Language Learning. She is also member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and is president of the GMHS Environmental Club.
Following graduation, Read has chosen to attend
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation is a non-profit organization established to conduct the National Merit Program, whose funds are underwritten by over 500 business and educational institutions and organizations.
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