Brazoswood High School senior Victoria Mulholland has been honored through the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program as a finalist! This is a nationwide academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Only 15,000 students from across the nation are named finalists out of the 50,000+ highest scorers of the SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Victoria will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $32 million. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.
“We are very proud of Victoria for this outstanding accomplishment,” said Superintendent Danny Massey. “It also speaks to the quality of education that our students receive every day in our schools. We wish her the very best in the next steps of this competition.”
Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools enter the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). To achieve finalists status, they must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirms their earlier performance on the qualifying test. This pool of Finalists represents less than one percent of the top high school seniors in the nation. Congratulations Victoria on this incredible achievement!