Conway High School has announced the names of four seniors who have been named National Merit Semifinalists today in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Joslyn Bruenger, Douglas Butler, Gavin Teague, and Mackenzie Williams are 2020 National Merit Semifinalists.
“Speaking on behalf of the entire Faculty/Staff at Conway High School, we are very proud to announce the semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarships,” says Principal Buck Bing.
“These students embody what we hope for all students from Conway High School: They are not just successful academically, but are involved in multiple aspects of the Conway High School experience. We look forward to the great things that they will go on to accomplish.”
These four students now move on to the next phase of the National Merit competition, where they have the opportunity to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million dollars.
The semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to go on to become a finalist. 90 percent of the semifinalists will attain finalist standing, with half of the finalists winning a merit scholarship.
“The outstanding work of our teachers is reflected in these bright students,” says Superintendent Dr. Greg Murry. “We are proud of our students for this achievement. If you look closely at these students and their high school life, they are actively involved in both academics and activities that will prepare them to be great successes in their adult life. Indeed, they are already successful.”
The students qualified for this distinction by taking the Preliminary SAT /National Merit Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and scoring in the top one percent of the nation. The number of semi-finalists in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
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