NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2011
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

North Shore student named National Merit Semifinalist

         Ryan Perez, North Shore Senior High, has been named a semifinalist in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He was recognized at a recent Board of Trustees meeting for his accomplishment.
         Ryan is one of approximately 16,000 semifinalists throughout the nation to earn this honor in the National Merit program. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2011 competition by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
         These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, that will be offered in the spring.

Ryan Perez

Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools (left), and Dawn Fisher, member of the Board of Trustees (right),
honor Ryan Perez from North Shore Senior High School.