MYRTLE BEACH — Two Horry County students are among the more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated semifinalists in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. The semifinalists were announced Wednesday by National Merit Scholarship Corp. officials.
Loris’ Jendayi M. Brooks-Flemister, who attends Loris High School, and Ariana J. Rivens of Myrtle Beach, who attends Carolina Forest High School, are two of the semifinalists that have an opportunity to compete for the approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship® awards worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. They must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 80 percent of them are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the finalists will win an Achievement Scholarship award.
More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2014 program when they took the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region.
About 1,300 of the approximately 1,600 semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level and will be notified in January.
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