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Four Friendswood High School Students are Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Competition

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The West Ranch community wants to recognize four talented students from Friendswood High School – Shammo Biswas, Anushka Jetly, Alice Nguyen and Darren Slack! 

These four students are a part of the 16,000 Semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition out of the 1.6 million entrants, and will be recognized at the Friendswood ISD School Board on October 7 for this impressive achievement. Great job, students! 

The competition wishes to support high school students who consistently perform well in their high school career. To make sure that students within the United States have a fair chance, students are chosen from each state. Semifinalists will only be considered for the National Merit Scholarship by maintaining a high academic performance and meeting all the required standards to move forward as a Finalist. Please see the National Merit Requirements and Instructions for Semifinalists for more information. 

The National Merit Scholarship Competition can only be entered by meeting the prerequisites, then taking the PSAT/NMSQT at the high school’s specified time. Students can typically take this exam in their junior year, but some high schools offer this exam to sophomores, too. However, students will not be able to sign up for this exam themselves. Only high schools can register for their students to take the PSAT/NMSQT, so students should discuss with their counselors in the beginning of the school year if they are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT. 

SOURCE: Friendswood ISD