Sayre is Proud to Recognize National Merit® Semifinalists
Posted 09/11/2020 12:56PM
Congratulations to five National Merit® Semifinalists Levy Deckard; Spencer Lutz; Ricky Reynolds; Parker Stewart; and Donald Woodruff. Commended Scholars are Claire Thayer and Tracy Zhao.
"I am extremely proud of this amazing academic accomplishment earned by these Sayre seniors," said College Counselor Randy Mills. "To have seven members of the class garner National Merit distinction speaks to the high academic caliber of our student body, as well as to the high caliber of instruction offered by our faculty."
Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 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 one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
Earlier this week, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.