The six Mansfield ISD students who were selected as National Merit Semifinalists have advanced to the finalist round.
The students were entered into the competition by earning top scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Out of 1.6 million entrants, only 15,000 students are selected as National Merit Finalists, making them in the less than 1 percent of high school students to earn the distinction.
The academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered in the spring.
Congratulations to the following National Merit Finalists:
- Ryan King – Legacy High School
- Nathan Haslam – Legacy High School
- Kayla Nguyen – Mansfield High School
- Hayley Ullman – Mansfield High School
- Nicholas Vo – Lake Ridge High School
- Jacob Weaver – Summit High School
National Merit Finalists are selected based on their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.
The National Merit Scholarship Program was founded in 1955 to identify and honor scholastically talented American youth and to encourage them to develop their abilities to the fullest. Learn more about the program here.