Baylor students Colton Duncan, Rose Hutcheson, Florian Kirschenbauer, Hannah Kleban, Cassie McCarley, and Marley Toledano.
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
Six students from Baylor have been named as semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by The National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
This year’s group is the largest number from any area school and includes Colton Duncan, Rose Hutcheson, Florian Kirschenbauer, Hannah Kleban, Cassie McCarley, and Marley Toledano, according to a news release from the school.
"We are so proud of these young men and women. As scholars, servant-leaders, artists, and athletes they are a reflection of Baylor's ongoing commitment to educational excellence. We are also immensely proud of the teachers who have shepherded them throughout their Baylor careers,” said Baylor Headmaster Scott Wilson.
These students qualified juniors at Baylor, by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), the initial screen of program entrants.
They are among the 16,000 highest scorers nationwide of the 1.5 million students who took the test, which evaluates critical reading, math, and writing skills.
The Baylor students will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.