Published on September 11th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Eight Richland One Seniors Named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Pictured, A.C. Flora High School seniors Sydney Proffitt and Elizabeth Hogue are among the eight Richland One students named 2016 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.

Eight Richland One high school seniors are among the 201 South Carolina students who have been named semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Nationwide, more than 16,000 seniors are competing in this prestigious national program which awards scholarships to academically talented students. In this high-stakes competition, students will compete for 7,400 scholarships worth more than $32 million. Finalists will be selected in February 2016 and scholarship winners will be announced in the spring and summer.

Richland One congratulates the following seniors for their selection as semifinalists, an honor which less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors achieve:

A.C. Flora High School

  • Elizabeth M. Hogue
  • Sydney J. Proffitt

Dreher High School

  • Emily G. Cross
  • Ethan H. Gibson
  • Mallory L. Johnson
  • Kelly P. Sharpe
  • Emily A. Shimizu
  • Emily C. Tuten

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships. Semifinalists are chosen based on high scores on the PSAT. There are three types of awards: National Merit $2,500 scholarships that are single-payment awards; corporate-sponsored Merit awards that may be renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study or one-time awards; and college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards that are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study.



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