Lockheed Martin Awards Scholarship to Local Student
MOORESTOWN, NJ, May 20th, 2002 -- Holly Duelfer, a 2002 graduate of Allentown High School, Allentown, N.J., is one of 47 students to win a Lockheed Martin Scholarship for academic excellence. The scholarships are $3,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study and were awarded to top-performing high school seniors who are the children of Lockheed Martin employees. Holly's father, Ray Duelfer, manages a multinational radar program for Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems in Moorestown, N.J. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation administers this highly competitive program. With their selection, Holly and the other 46 winners have earned the designation of National Merit Scholars, ranking academically within the top one-half of one percent of all U.S. high school graduates.
Holly, who ranked No. 1 in her graduating class, is very involved with her school and community. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the English Honor Society, and is president of the Spanish Honor Society. Additionally, Holly is a member of the school's Presidents Council, in which she helps to advise the principal. Over the past two years, Holly has attended two Model United Nations conferences and one Model Congress conference.
In her community, Holly participates with the Gifted and Talented organization at Allentown, as well as the Math and Science Leagues. In addition to her academic, community and extracurricular activities, Holly works part time at a local retail store.
Holly will attend the University of Maryland at the College Park Campus in the fall where she plans to major in finance and minor in history.
"I couldn't be prouder of Holly's achievement," says her father Ray. "She has always been a highly motivated student and drives herself harder than her parents ever could. I am constantly amazed at how many different interests she has and how hard she works at mastering them."
To be considered for a Lockheed Martin Scholarship, high school students must take the PSAT/NMSQT in the fall of their junior year. Students whose scores qualify them as National Merit Semifinalists are notified through their schools in the fall of their senior year and invited to complete the National Merit Scholarship Application.