22 Klein ISD Students Recognized By National Merit Scholarship Corporation
Five students from Klein High have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and 17 students from Klein High and Klein Oak have been named as commended by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Of the 1.6 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program.
In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a Commended Student or Semifinalist, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.
This includes a detailed application outlining the Semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received, as well as an essay, additional test scores, and an endorsement from a school official.
“I know the hard work and dedication that goes into this extremely competitive process,” Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown said.
“I’m so proud of our students for receiving the recognition they deserve by being named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists and for being commended in this elite group of students.”
Semifinalists have now advanced to apply for the finalist standing, which will be announced in February.