Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
Brittany Shepherd is one of 1,600 high school seniors designated as a Semifinalist in the 48th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program announced by National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) officials. More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSATINMSQT). Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region. These scholastically talented young men and women now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards worth more than $2.4 million to be offered next spring.