New Braunfels ISD is proud to announce that a total of six students from New Braunfels High School have been recognized in the National Merit® Scholarship Program and the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHPR). The group includes one National Merit® Semifinalist, five National Merit® Commended Students and one National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.
The following students were honored at the Oct. 16 monthly Board meeting for their accomplishments:
National Merit® Semifinalist – Clancy Forlano
National Merit® Commended Students – Zaynslee Bednorz, Lauren Callahan, Steven Clark (pictured to right), Cameron Gridley and Lucy Muir
National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars – Steven Clark (pictured to right)
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) – a test that serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year – and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
The national scholarship programs recognize students from all over the country for outstanding academic achievement by making a high score on the PSAT/NMSQT®. Students in the National Merit® Program are selected from the highest achievers and designated as either a Commended Students or Semifinalist in the first round. Only semifinalists advance to the final round to be named National Merit Finalist.
In addition, The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) honors about 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from more than 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. NHRP does not provide scholarships, but being named is an important academic recognition that colleges and universities recognize.
For more information, go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/scholarships-and-recognition.
From left to right: Zaynslee Bednorz, Lauren Callahan, Cameron Gridley, Lucy Muir and Clancy Forlano. Not pictured: Steven Clark