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15 National Merit Semifinalists Named at HHS


September 13, 2023 - Homewood City Schools is proud to announce 15 Homewood High School students have been named National Merit Semifinalists! This is a school record, and we are so proud of our students’ exceptional degree of academic excellence.

Congratulations to the following students: Naomi Jones, Maggie Player, Anna Chason Wiggins, Emma Chiesa, Kayla Warren, Maren Smith, Kenneth Wang, Jackson Kittinger, Benjamin Shacka, Tripp McCain, Mira McCool, John Roberts, Gordon Pavy, Quinn Boney, and Nathaniel Bernstein.

Over 1.3 million juniors entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 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 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. These seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships in the spring.