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Homewood High School Announces National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit Semifinalists Sept. 12, 2018 - Homewood High School is pleased to announce the eight students who have been named 2018-2019 National Merit Semifinalists: Riley Abney, Campbell Brabston, Ian Crawford, Collins Keith, Samantha Le, Allain Rapadas, Eliza Thornton, and Jackson Wallace.

The goal of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation is to honor the nation’s scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence. This month the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented high school seniors come from a pool of 1.6 million students representing 22,000 high schools.  The nationwide pool, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  Qualification of Semifinalist recognition is based upon a student’s junior year PSAT score.   Semifinalists will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered to students next spring.   A Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards are considered for Finalist recognition and scholarships.  National Merit Finalists will be announced in the spring.

Homewood High School is proud of these students who have demonstrated an exceptional degree of academic excellence and extracurricular pursuits throughout their high school career.  Congratulations and best of luck to them as they continue through the National Merit Scholarship Program competition!

Photo back row: Jackson Wallace, Collins Keith, Ian Crawford, Campbell Brabston, Allain Rapada. Front row: Eliza Thornton, Samantha Le, Riley Abney