Leander ISD Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., announced that 41 LISD students are distinguished as Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their outstanding performances on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
I commend these outstanding students for seizing the opportunity to excel among their peers from across the country,” Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., said. “It is a credit to them, their families and their dedicated teachers that they are in such elite company, and I join our LISD community in congratulating them for their achievements.”
LISD saw a rise in the number of students earning accolades with a 51.8% increase from the previous school year (27 to 41 students).
The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. National Merit Semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, include the highest-scoring entrants in each state. These academically talented high school seniors will compete for scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.
National Merit Semifinalists are as follows:
Cedar Park High School
Leander High School
Glenn High School
Rouse High School :
Vandegrift High School
Vista Ridge High School