Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Academy reports that on Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Two seniors at Clarksville Academy, Cheyenne Deibert and Christy Zheng, have been named Semifinalists and will compete in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Another senior, Tabitha Lee, has been named as a Commended Student and will receive a Letter of Commendation. These students qualified through Clarksville Academy’s offering of the October 2017 PSAT.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of competition.
Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.
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