The following students have been identified through the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program Competition:
National Merit Finalist: William Pickrell
Commended Students: Mason Flora and Samantha Street
The following students have been identified through the 2021 College Board National Recognition Program:
African American Scholars: Alexis Boykin and Amarachukwu Nwanoro
In the fall of 2019, over 1.5 million junior students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, otherwise known as the PSAT/NMSQT, a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation and The College Board. The top 2.5% of test-takers who identified as African American, Hispanic American or Latinx, Indigenous, attend school in a rural area, or are from a small town were extended an invitation to submit an application last spring and were evaluated accordingly. Congratulations to both Alexis Boykin and Amarachukwu Nwanoro who were identified as African American Scholars based on their exceptional performance on the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The National Merit Scholarship Corporation identified the top 50,000 highest scorers across the country. 34,000 of those high performers or the top 3% in the country were identified as Commended Students for their achievement on the 2019 PSAT. Congratulations to both Mason Flora and Samantha Street for being named as Commended Students through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The remaining 16,000 students or the top 1% in the country who scored the highest on the 2019 PSAT were identified as National Merit Semifinalists. These students moved on to compete in a very rigorous application process, contending to be named as a National Merit Finalist, thus opening the door to scholarship opportunities. Congratulations to William Pickrell for recently being named as a National Merit Finalist! We are T-Bolt Proud of all of you!