Mott, a semifinalist in national scholarship program, receives scholarship

Wells High School senior Andrew Mott recently received two important pieces of good news. First, this past fall he learned that he is a National Merit® Scholarship Program (NMSP) Semifinalist, a prestigious honor for any high schooler. In addition, he was recently notified that he has been chosen to receive a full, four-year scholarship to Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

“This scholarship is rarely granted and is indicative of Andrew's strong academic performance,” noted Sherri Anderson-Wormwood of the Wells High School Guidance Department. “Andrew has taken every available honors/accelerated course, seven Advanced Placement courses, and three college courses in Psychology, Economics, and Creative Writing. He is an integral part of the WHS community, making solid, multi-year commitments to our Student Council, Interact (a community service club), and Math Club.”

Mott’s school accolades include being a Student of the Trimester, a Breakfast of Champions honoree, and awards from Maine Youth Leadership programs. He has also received awards in Mathematics, Science, and French.

“Andrew Mott is most deserving of this scholarship,” commented WHS Principal Eileen Sheehy. “Warrior Country is very proud of Andrew. He will do great at Bowdoin College and beyond!”

Chartered in 1794, Bowdoin College is a private liberal arts college offering 36 majors and 34 minors plus joint engineering programs with four other institutions of higher learning including the University of Maine.

In the fall of 2021 Mott learned that he was among16,000 semi-finalists (highest scorers) in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), a standardized test administered to high school juniors by the College Board.

Semifinalists in this academic competition have the opportunity to continue in the process towards becoming a Finalist. Those who reach that level will be notified in February. Established in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program is in its 67th year and is administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) of Evanston Illinois.

WHS senior Andrew Mott