Officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today that Woodlawn senior Paulina Campbell of Davidson was named a 2012 National Merit Scholarship Winner. 8,300 scholarship winners were selected from more than 1.5 million students in about 22,000 high schools who took the 2010 PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors.

Paulina plans to attend Grinnell College (Iowa), one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation.  In addition to the National Merit Scholarship, she also received the Trustees Honor Scholarship from Grinnell.

Paulina, the daughter of Malcolm and Susan Campbell, has attended Woodlawn for 7 years. She is the editor of the 2012 Mighty Oak yearbook and has earned four varsity letters on Woodlawn’s conference champion cross country team.  Paulina was also the 2012 winner of Woodlawn’s Female Athlete of the Year award, the 2011 recipient of our Achievement in the Humanities award, and the 2010 winner of our Creative Arts award.

In addition, Woodlawn seniors Zach Lingle (Davidson), Dana Neidinger (Davidson), and Tori Rinker (Cornelius) were named National Merit Commended Scholars, placing them in the top 3% of U.S. high school seniors based on their junior-year PSAT score.