Kylie Charney-Harrington, a Timberline High School graduate, is one of 7,500 students from across the nation to earn a competitive National Merit Scholarship award.
“She’s a really great student,” said April Olsen, a counselor at Timberline in Lacey. “She was really excited and honored to earn this award.”
Charney-Harrington competed against more than 1.5 million students from 22,000 U.S. high schools for the scholarship.
Her impressive scores on the Preliminary SAT entered her into the initial pool of applicants for the award. One percent of seniors nationwide became semifinalists last fall, and now half of those students — including Charney-Harrington — have been awarded scholarships.
Charney-Harrington was the editor-in-chief of the Timberline student newspaper, the Blazer, and participated in theater and other school activities. She plans to attend the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and study journalism.