Six Hononegah Community High School Students named Semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Competition
Hononegah Community High School Prinicpal Eric Flohr announced today that Seniors Jessica Comstock, Zachary Eggers, Joshua Meason, Charles Meyers, Camden Sabathne and Benjamin Welte have been named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. More than 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and approximately half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship and earn the Merit Scholar® title.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.