Five Steamboat Springs High School Seniors Named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Steamboat Springs, Colo. - September 13, 2023 - Five Steamboat Springs High School seniors were named today as Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®). The students are Grey Barbier, Connor Frithsen, Bryson Lee, Alena Rossi, and Charlotte Teuscher.
Over 1.3 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
“Congratulations to these outstanding students for receiving such a distinguished honor,” said Dr. Celine Wicks, Superintendent. “We wish them the best of luck as they move forward in the scholarship process.”
To become a Finalist, the Semifinalist and a high school official must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the Semifinalist's academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT® or ACT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on the qualifying test.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2024 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join nearly 375,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
Laura Milius, Director of Communications