2019-09-16 / Ascension Senior, William Brien, Named National Merit Semifinalist
Ten Lafayette Parish high school seniors earned the distinction as semifinalists this year for the National Merit Scholarship, joining about 16,000 announced by program officials Wednesday. Ascension Senior, William Brien was named as one of the 10 semifinalist. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 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. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. Congrats to William on this outstanding achievement!