Academic Studio | Creative Writing Student | National Merit Finalist
NOCCA Full-Day Academic Studio Creative Writing Student National Merit Scholarship Finalist
Louisiana’s arts conservatory NOCCA is proud to share the news that full-day Academic Studio | Creative Writing student from Slidell, Mirabella Miller is a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship. Mirabella is one of 15,000 finalists from across the nation who have the opportunity to receive a National Merit Scholarship.
“Mirabella is a great mind, a fantastic artist, and an even better person,” stated NOCCA President | CEO Kyle Wedberg. “She will be great at whatever she applies herself to going forward. We are happy for her, proud of her, and excited to see what she does in the future with her incredible talents.”
Mirabella’s Creative Writing arts chair, Lara Naughton, also shared, “Mirabella is a tremendous student and individual. She’s equally comfortable in the arts and sciences, and consistently applies the creative process to intellectual challenges. Mirabella is an innovative, intuitive, and critical thinker. As a writer of poetry and prose, she not only has an original voice but she has important things to say, and no doubt will make a positive impact wherever she goes.”
The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.
Mirabella plans include numerous colleges as potential confirmations. She has been accepted to the University of Central Florida and the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. Other hopeful options include: University of Chicago, Dartmouth College, Columbia University, or Northwestern University.