Sturgeon Bay High Schoolers Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

Two Sturgeon Bay High School students recently earned national recognition. Paige Frystak has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this talented senior. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2016 competition by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Blaze Woldt, a junior at SBHS, received an Award of Excellence from the Science Advisory Board of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists. The award recognizes Blaze’s

outstanding academic performance, leadership potential, and dedication to serving humanity through science, technology, engineering or math.

This award was earned through Blaze’s efforts at the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in June 2015. The congress was held in Boston, Mass. While there, Blaze was surrounded by many fellow high school students who share his passion, ability, and potential. He was taught by some of the greatest living minds in science and technology –

winners of the world’s most prestigious international prizes. Blaze was also inspired by new prodigies who are leading the future of science and technology. A three-minute highlight film is available at

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