An article in the Herald Bulletin features two Anderson High School seniors as 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists, James C. Brandon and Joseph D. Kirkpatrick.
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarship. High school students have to meet published criteria and must take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year. Semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants in each state. To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, semifinalists must advance to finalist standing in the competition by continuing to meet high academic standards.
James and Joseph join approximately 16,000, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers across the nation, named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. This top honor is something to celebrate and we wish them continued success in school and in life.