BHS Senior Named 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

BHS Senior Named 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Posted on 09/21/2022
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Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.

Senior counselor at Branson High School, Dixie Bailey, announced today that Warat Nathan Vijitbenjaronk has been named a Semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. “The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes an elite group of high school students nationwide,” says counselor Bailey. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. From over 16,000 Semifinalists, more than 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level. All National Merit Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of Finalists.

“We are so proud of Nathan, as he has worked diligently to reach his goals and is incredibly
deserving of this honor,” says counselor Bailey. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2023 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.