Blair honors National Merit semi-finalists

Sept. 28, 2018, 9:03 p.m. | By Shifra Dayak | 8 months, 3 weeks ago

Forty-two students were recognized in a ceremony on Sept. 25

On Sept. 25, Blair recognized 42 students as semi-finalists for the National Merit Scholarship. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) awards scholarships to the top 3 percent of 11th grade PSAT testers across the country and recognizes approximately 16,000 students as semi-finalists each year. Maryland's qualifying score to become a semi-finalist by the NMSC this year was 223 , one of the highest in the country and one point higher than last year's qualifying score. Out of all the schools in Maryland, Blair is home to the most semi-finalists.

Photo: Blair's 42 National Merit semi-finalists were recognized in a reception on Sept. 25

The students were celebrated in an afternoon reception held in the Student Activities Center. To commemorate their success, Principal Renay Johnson tweeted a picture of the students, captioned, "Congratulations to our 42 National Merit semi-finalists! The most in the state! Excellent work, Blazers!"

Last updated: Sept. 28, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

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Shifra Dayak. Hi! I'm Shifra and I'm a junior. When I'm not writing for SCO, I spend my time doing debate or theatre, playing instruments, watercoloring, or napping. I love music, warm weather, and dogs. More »

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