The West Hartford students scored in the top 1 percent of students in the class of 2016 taking the PSAT.
Submitted by Jenny Bronson, Hall High School Student Activities/Career Center Coordinator
The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced the National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for William H. Hall High School’s Class of 2016.
They are seniors Margaret Kinabrew, Madison Manning, Thomas McManus, Michael Stambler, and Jakob Woods Weber.
Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states, having scored among the top 1 percent of the approximately 1.5 million juniors who took the PSAT test in the fall of 2014.
These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 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 the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
Like what you see here? Click here to subscribe to We-Ha’s newsletter so you’ll always be in the know about what’s happening in West Hartford!