Haley Smith named National Achievement Scholarship semifinalist
October 2, 2012
Haley Smith, of Skyline High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship program.
Smith is among the 1,600 Black American high school seniors who were selected as semifinalists in the private program that recognizes academically promising black students throughout the nation. More than 160,000 high school juniors from across the United States applied for the honor when they took the 2011 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
The semifinalists now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth more than $2.5 million that will be offered next spring.
To advance to the Finalist level in the competition, the students will be judged on their academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and educational goals.
Semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier test performance.