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National Merit Semifinalist Announced

Posted Date: 09/12/2018

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BradenToday officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Greenbrier School District and Greenbrier High School are pleased to announce that Braden Jerry is a National Merit Semifinalist for 2019!

Braden is currently pursuing his Associates of Arts degree at Greenbrier High School through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He is also a member of the Greenbrier High School tennis, baseball, and basketball teams while also continually meeting high expectations academically. Brady has an ACT score of 34 and an ACT superscore of 35.


These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC's goals of honoring the nation's scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

The National Merit Semifinalist achievement is one of the highest honors, and Greenbrier looks forward to assisting and supporting Braden in the National Merit Scholarship application process.