21% of HLS Seniors Honored by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Highlands Latin School would like to congratulate the four HLS seniors who were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their performance on the 2018 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Congratulations to Madison Miller, Tanay Neotia, and Chloe Walrad, who were named National Merit Semifinalists, and to Alex Harris, who was named a Commended Student.

According to a press release, the nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors. To become a Finalist, a Semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application providing information about the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. Commended Students are also named based on their Selection Index score. Commended Student scores fall just below the level required to be named Semifinalists in their respective states; however, they are still honored as high scorers.

The 2019 PSAT/NMSQT, taken by all HLS 10th and 11th grade students, will allow juniors the chance to compete in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Scores will be released in December, and any student meeting the state cutoff score for Semifinalist or Commended Student will be notified in September 2020.

Over the last decade, Highlands Latin has maintained the highest percentage of National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Highlands Latin School invites you to our upcoming Open House at one of our three campuses.  Join us on Sunday, November 3, to learn more about a classical Christian education. HLS is an excellent choice for students and families who enjoy the challenge of learning.

Meet our teachers. Tour our classrooms. View our award-winning curriculum.

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