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Five area students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Five area students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists”

All Saints Episcopal High School had two students, Colten D. Cannon and Natalie Chaudhuri. Among this year's semifinalists are 21 from Greenwich schools, both public and private.

Ridgefield High School principal Stacey Gross announced today that eight seniors have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists.

Local high school seniors chosen are: Brandon T. Frame of Gooding High School; Mason G. Johnson of Wood River High School; Michael B. Bean of Hansen High School; Kylie Y. Hansen, Cannon L. Leavitt and Trey J. Willes of Twin Falls High School.

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, or PSAT/NMSQT.

Seniors from Elizabethtown High School, John Hardin High School, Fort Knox High School and Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science are among 16,000 semifinalists across the country.

Chloe Jackson is a semifinalist from Pee Dee Academy in Mullins. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2018.

To become a finalist, students must submit a detailed scholarship application in which she provides information about her academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors or awards received. About 90 percent of the semifinalists will be named finalists, and about half of the finalists will win a scholarship.

Finalists will be notified in February 2017.



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