Two LISA National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Congratulations to Asher Cade Schroeder (North High) and Harlem J. Taylor (West High) for being named National Merit semifinalists! 
A total of 169 Arkansas high school seniors are among some 16,000 students nationally to be recently named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The students will now compete for some 7,250 scholarships worth $28 million to be offered next spring. The National Merit Scholarship Corp., a not-for-profit organization that was established in 1955, operates without government assistance. Scholarships are underwritten by corporation with its own funds and by approximately 340 business organizations and higher education institutions. High school juniors entered the 2023 scholarship program by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors. It includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state's percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.
We are LISA proud of Asher and Harlem for their hard work and dedication!