Eighteen Metro Schools Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including 18 Metro Schools students.
About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.
Below is the list of Metro Schools students who were named National Merit Semifinalists:
HILLSBORO HIGH SCHOOL
Stephenson, Sylvie M.
HUME-FOGG ACADEMIC MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
Damon, Christopher J.
Hulse, Ramey A.
Mathialagan, Santhosh M.
Paul, Henry G.
Peters, Grayson L.
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL
Davis, Alexander C.
Frye, Kiersten E.
Gomez, Kevin J.
Smith, Nolan K.
MCGAVOCK HIGH SCHOOL
White, Hayley K.
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