SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Ten Caddo Parish high school seniors and three Bossier Parish high school seniors are among a select group of scholars who are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
To qualify for the program, high school juniors must take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
Approximately 1.6 million 11th-graders from throughout the United States took the exam in fall 2018.
Of those, roughly 16,000 have qualified as semifinalists by earning the highest scores in their states.
Following are semifinalists from Bossier and Caddo parishes, listed by school:
Airline High in Bossier City
Benton High in Benton
- Cameron Thomas
C.E. Byrd High in Shreveport
- Kennedy Carrie-Prescott
- Robert Lawrence
- James Rushing
Caddo Parish Magnet High in Shreveport
- Joshua Gill
- Ian Golsby
- Sloan Hall
- Taylor Rosen
- Grace Sun
Captain Shreve High in Shreveport
- Stewart Simon
Loyola College Prep in Shreveport
- Peter Vanchiere
Parkway High in Bossier City
- Dario Cosic
These students and others from throughout the country have another step to complete before moving on to the finals.
The finalists will compete for 7,500 National Merit scholarships worth more $31 million.
The program will announce the finalists beginning in April and concluding in July.