PCPS Students Make the List of 2019 National Merit Semifinalists

PCPS Students Make the List of 2019 National Merit Semifinalists

Breaking news from Polk County Public Schools

The 2019 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists have been announced! Congratulations to the following students from our schools:

Bartow IB: Erica Roberts, John Scott, Alex Shamoun, Alvin Thomas, Victoria Vailoces and Jason Zhang

Harrison School for the Arts: Katherine Achinger

Approximately 16,000 “academically talented” high school seniors have an opportunity to compete for about 7,500 scholarships worth more than $31 million. Winners will be announced beginning in the spring.

The national pool of semifinalists — chosen for their scores on qualifying tests — represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors.