Homewood High School is pleased to announce that all ten HHS National Merit Semifinalists have advanced to Finalists and will be considered for National Merit Scholarships.
Congratulations to the HHS 2016-2017 National Merit Finalists: Madeline “Maddie” Bald, Elijah Bouma-Sims, Emma Grace Doyal, Chandler Harris, Fischer Hawkins, Emily McGhee, Daniel “Trey” Sims, William Smith, Hazl Torres, and Margaret “Maggie” Truitt.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors, who came from a pool of 1.6 million students representing 22,000 high schools, have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $33 million that will be offered to students next spring. The goal of the NMSC is to honor the nation’s scholastic champions and encourage the pursuit of academic excellence. The student’s junior year PSAT score is used to determine qualification of Semifinalist recognition. Semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. A Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received are considered for Finalist recognition and scholarships.
HHS is proud of these young men and women who have demonstrated a high degree of academic excellence and extracurricular pursuits throughout their high school career.