MHS Seniors Earn National Merit Finalist Recognition

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Mustang High School Seniors Earn National Merit Finalist Recognition

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced its 2024 list of high school finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program, and Mustang High School is proud to announce all six of their National Merit Semifinalists have now officially been named National Merit Finalists who will compete for a share of over 7,600 scholarships worth more than $31 million. 

Nathanael Winn, Micah Roberts, Avery Glinsmann, Brayden Garner, and Carah Day earned this honor by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) last year as 11th graders; their scores ranked among the 15,000 highest among over 1.6 million test-takers from over 21,000 high schools across the country.  The highest-scoring students, approximately less than 1% of United States high school seniors, completed a required application that included their SAT or ACT scores, an essay, and a letter of recommendation by a high school official.  Finalists were then chosen on the basis of academic record, their participation in community and school activities, how they have demonstrated leadership ability, employment and awards and honors received.

From this group of about 15,000 finalists, approximately half of those will win a scholarship.  The National Merit Scholarship winners, deemed Merit Scholars, are chosen on the basis of accomplishments, skills, and potential for college success and are selected from this last group. Winners are notified on a rolling basis from March to June of 2023.

High school students interested in applying in future years need to talk to their school counselor to make arrangements to take the PSAT/NMSQT test. Registration is through the high school and not by the students. 

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About National Merit 

Established in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance. NMSC is exempt from taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and contributions to NMSC are tax deductible by the donor. NMSC conducts the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college undergraduate scholarships. For information on the competition, bit.ly/2lOoQr3

About Mustang Public Schools

The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties, with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 employees, including both support personnel and certified personnel. The school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center that houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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