Local students compete for National Merit Scholarship

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 In the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship program, ten Horry County Schools’ students have been named semifinalists. They are among 16,000 students who will vie for 8,300 scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring.

According to the HCS press release students from Scholars Academy and North Myrtle Beach High School, Scholars Academy and St. James High School, Scholars Academy and Carolina Forest High School, Myrtle Beach High School, Scholars Academy and Myrtle Beach High School, Socastee High School, and the Scholars Academy and Socastee High School will be participating in the chance to win the scholarships. 

The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. To advance to the finalist stage, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

Read who the students were and what they have to do to compete for the final awards over at the HCS's website. 

Congratulations goes out to each and everyone of them. Good luck. 

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