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Three Metro Schools have National Merit Scholar semifinalists!

Hillsboro, Hume-Fogg and MLK have a combined 15 students who have been named National Merit Scholar semifinalists, one of the top academic honors for high school students. These students are among the less than 1 percent of high school seniors who qualify to be semifinalists. They were chosen out of 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools who took the PSAT in 2015. While taking the PSAT is an accomplishment in itself, scoring well enough to be selected as a National Merit Scholar semifinalist is HUGE.

These 15 students will move forward in the competition by submitting an application. The applications will provide information about their academic records, school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, honors and awards. The semifinalists will also have to be endorsed by an official from their school, write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier performance.

Students will learn if they make it to the finalist level in February, and the National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from that group. The scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2017. The winners of the 2017 scholarships will be announced starting in April 2017.

Congratulations to these students, and keep up the hard work!

Hillsboro High School

  • Joseph Henry

Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School

  • Fabiha B. Akbar
  • Duncan A. Brodie
  • Jeremiah R. Ginder
  • Jonathan S. Guider
  • Shira Hao
  • Sherrina Y. Hwang
  • Joachim J. Kennedy
  • Anna Ledeczi
  • Trevor G. Ollis
  • Sabeen Rehman

Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet High School

  • Sophia Chen
  • John R. Hartley
  • Cullen D. McAnally
  • Anna M. Reside