People in the News – 3/27


Four NHS students named National Merit finalists

Noblesville High School seniors Jacklynn Bansbach, from left, Mary Christy, Amelia McReynolds and Beata Strubel.

Noblesville High School has four seniors who have distinguished themselves academically and have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. They include Jacklynn Bansbach, Mary Christy, Amelia McReynolds and Beata Strubel.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognizes seniors for their outstanding academic promise based upon their performance on the PSAT taken as juniors. The corporation selects finalists for Merit Scholarship Awards based on their abilities, skills, academic achievement and accomplishments.


Boudia medals at FINA Diving World Series in Dubai


Noblesville’s David Boudia won the bronze medal on 10-meter at the first leg of the 2012 FINA Diving World Series, held March 16-17 in Dubai. Fellow Americans Christina Loukas (Riverwoods, Ill.) and Kassidy Cook (The Woodlands, Texas) won silver in synchronized 3-meter.

The FINA Diving World Series is a four-leg, invitation-only event for the top finishers from the 2011 World Championships.

On the March 17 men’s 10-meter contest, Boudia finished with 521.60 points to finish third behind a pair of world champions. China’s Qiu Bo, the 2011 world champion, scored 569.25 for gold, and 2009 world champion Tom Daley of Great Britain won silver with 539.40 points.

Boudia also teamed up with Nick McCrory (Chapel Hill, N.C.) for sixth place in the men’s synchronized 10-meter contest with 408.51 points, just 4.11 out of third, on March 16.