MARTINS FERRY High School senior Chainey Boroski is a finalist for the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Boroski, daughter of Jill Boroski of Martins Ferry, is in the top 1,200 students; 800 will receive Achievement Scholarship. She currently ranks first in her class of 112 and has a grade point average (GPA) 4.51.
"I am absolutely thrilled and it is a huge honor," said Boroski.
She has applied to several different colleges, including an Ivy League school. Already, she has been accepted to several.
"I want to go into some type environmental biology. It is what I am really passionate about, I have been in love with that kind of field and the outdoors my entire life, so I just decided I am going to make a career out of it," said Boroski.
She plans on earning a Ph. D. as well.
Beyond earning a 4.51 G.P.A., Boroski as been involved in many different clubs and activities as well as earned multiple honors and awards.
"(Boroski) is a role model student and the first one to made it this far in a long, long time," said High School Principal Jeff Oberdick. "Every year, you a lot sophomore and a few juniors take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) and that is where they pick the merit scholars from. We typically have 20 to 30 kids take that every school year."
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