District News

9/15/2016 - National Merit Scholarship Award Semi-Finalist

Congratulations to Brian Barger, who is among 16,000 semi-finalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.   Over 1.5 million students took the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) last October and entered the National Merit Scholarship Program, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).   It is truly an accomplishment to be designated as a semi-finalist.  Way to go, Brian! 

To advance to the finals, students must submit a detailed scholarship application which would include the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrate leadership abilities, and be endorsed by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.