Foster High School seniors Stephanie Tsai and Michael Duncan and Lamar Consolidated High School seniors Conor Danaher and Nicholas Harvey recently received notification of this prestigious honor.
National Merit semifinalists are selected from more than 1.5 million high school juniors in more than 22,000 United States high schools who entered the 2012 Merit Program by taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents 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.
These high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 Merit® Scholarship awards valued at $34 million that will be offered next spring.