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McGinnis wins National Merit Scholarship

Duncan McGinnisDuncan McGinnis, a senior at the Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, has been named a National Merit finalist.

McGinnis is from Greenup County and was one of 15,000 finalists in the National Merit Scholar Program and one of 7,500 chosen to receive the $2,500 scholarship. Winners are selected based on their academic record, information about the school's curriculum and grading system, PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index score, the high school official's written recommendation, information about the student's activities and leadership, and the finalists' essays.   

The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics is a dual-credit academy for academically exceptional Kentucky students. Craft Academy provides students with a postsecondary residential experience to complete their junior and senior years of high school by enrolling in college courses. The Craft Academy's purpose is to meet the unique educational needs of academically gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors in the Commonwealth. The academic rigor of the Craft Academy challenges students to excel at their highest level through project-based STEM+X courses and hands-on learning experiences, with emphasis on innovation, design and creativity, and civic and regional engagement.  

To learn more about the Craft Academy, visit, email or call 606-783-2093.