Mason High School senior Amanda Beckham has been named an “Outstanding Participant” in the National Achievement Scholarship program.
Beckham is among 3,100 students to receive the honor. The program recognizes outstanding black American high school students.
Beckham scored in the top three percent of more than 160,000 black high school students in the nation who requested consideration in the 2013 National Achievement Program upon taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Her achievements will be referred to U.S. colleges and universities.
Beckham plans to apply for early admission to the University of Michigan, where she hopes to pursue a career in medicine. She will be honored by the Mason Schools Board of Education at its meeting this evening.