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Rosemount High School senior Paul Wollersheim is one of 11 District 196 students selected as a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. He is eligible to compete for more than 8,300 merit scholarships totaling more than $34 million.

National Merit post-secondary scholarships are awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, businesses, and colleges and universities nationwide.

Students are selected for the National Merit and Achievement programs each fall based on their scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which they take as juniors. Approximately 1.5 million students in nearly 22,000 U.S. high schools took the qualifying test last school year. Students who score in the top 1 percent of students nationwide are selected as semifinalists and can then submit additional information to be considered as a finalist. Students who score in the top 5 percent of students nationally are named commended students; 36 District 196 students earned commended status last fall.

Choir performed at MMEA

The Rosemount High School concert choir was chosen to perform Feb. 15 at the Minnesota Music Educators Association annual convention in downtown Minneapolis.

The concert choir is made up of 74 junior and senior students. It is the premiere choir at RHS.

RHS grad returns with Moorhead choir

Rosemount High School graduate Erica Koury will return to her alma mater March 11 with the Minnesota State University Moorhead concert choir.

The visit is part of an upcoming tour of Minnesota for the choir.

Koury and the Moorhead choir will be at RHS?for a morning workshop.

Koury is a junior music industry major at Moorhead.

Kindergarten registration is Feb. 27-28

All 18 District 196 elementary schools will hold kindergarten registration Feb. 27 and 28 for students who will be entering kindergarten in fall 2013. Registration times will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Students are eligible to attend kindergarten in the 2013-14 school year if they turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. For more information, contact your child's school.