A record-setting 51 Williamson County Schools students have earned the title of National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The previous record was 46.
High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
To become a Finalist, the student and his or her high school must submit a scholarship application with information about the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment and any honors and awards.
From the Finalists, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation will choose the recipients of the National Merit Scholarship.
“I am on Cloud Nine,” said WCS Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney. “Every year, these students, teachers and parents overwhelm me with their success.”
Congratulations to the following students: