From Dawn Kujawa – Lexington Two Communications Director – Two Brookland-Cayce High School students are among roughly 16,000 across the United States announced as semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, a prestigious recognition representing fewer than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.
Brookland-Cayce High seniors David Hoffman and Amanda Lam will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. Semifinalists were chosen based on their test scores on the PSAT, which they took as juniors in high school.
About 15,000 of the semifinalists will go on to become finalists and about half will be awarded a National Merit Scholarship. The list of finalists will be released in February, and the scholarship winners will be announced in the spring.