Three Carroll Students Selected as Finalists in National Merit Scholarship Program
Release Date: 4/7/2010 1:19:07 PM
Seniors Ransom Leland Baldwin VII from Westminster High School, Anthony B. Cole from South Carroll High School, and Alexandra Winter from Winters Mill High School have been selected as Finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program sponsored by the College Board.
The distinction of National Merit Scholar Finalist is afforded to less than .5% of college bound seniors in the nation. The selection of Baldwin and Cole was based upon their exemplary scores on the PSAT test taken during their junior year, as well as their academic records and active school involvement during their high school careers.
Baldwin has completed the Project Lead the Way Engineering Program at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center, is an all-county soccer player, and was a member of the state champion 2009 Envirothon Team. He also is an Eagle Scout and has earned over 600 service learning hours. He is the son of Ransom and Jennifer Baldwin of Finksburg and plans to continue his studies in the field of mechanical engineering with a focus on alternative energy sources.
Cole is a member of the National Honor Society and is currently the senior class president. He has been a standout on the football and lacrosse teams and has volunteered his time to tutor his peers. He is the son of Timothy and Susan Cole of Mt. Airy. Cole plans to continue his education in the field of cognitive sciences.
Winter is a member of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Academy. She is the Captain of the Speech and Debate Team, President of the Key Club, and a member of the National Honor Society. She also is the 2010 State Champion in Public Forum Debate and is a two-time qualifier to the NCFL National Championship Tournament for debate. She is the daughter of Richard and Dagmar Winter of Westminster and plans to continue her education in mathematics and science.