Jones High School Administration, Faculty and Staff would like to congratulate Treyton Dorrell. Trey has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. This selection was based on his score on the PSAT exam he took in October 2019. Trey is one of 16,000 students nationwide that have been selected as a Semifinalist that are now competing to be named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Recipient.
The path to selection as a finalist and National Merit Scholarship recipient is daunting. Over the next couple of months, Trey will have to complete and submit a detailed application, in which he provides information about his academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors received. In order to be named a finalist, he must have an outstanding Academic Record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and write an essay. Trey will be notified in February if he is selected as a Finalist and then, late spring, he will be notified if he is a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship.
Although this selection is based off of one test score in October of your Junior Year, it takes quite a bit of work to get yourself in the position to be selected as a National Merit Semifinalist and Finalist. Trey has been striving and working towards this moment before he got to high school.
Trey has been diligent and persistent in academic endeavors. He has consistently pushed himself to take the most rigorous courses available and excelled in all through continuous work and study. He has enrolled in every AP Course Jones High School has to offer and tested for courses we don’t offer through the AP EXAMS. He has consistently made high scores on these exams, being named an AP Scholar in August.
One would think that a student of this academic level would not have time for extracurricular activities. This is not the case with Trey. Trey has been a four year varsity football and baseball player, and he has participated in track all four years. He has also excelled in all of these athletic venues. These activities have also helped Trey excel in academics by teaching him about time management, pushing through adversity, and other major life skills.
In addition to his academic and athletic endeavors, Trey has maintained employment and been involved in numerous extracurricular activities. He has also been involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mu Alpha Theta, and Jones Against Drugs. Trey was also a Boys State Delegate selection for the 2020 Boys State that was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Trey plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology or Oklahoma State University and obtain an Engineering degree.