Four BBHHS Names National Merit Semi-finalists


Class of 2017 NationalMerit Semi-finalists

Jessica Wang, Rushil Raghavan, Dana Dosen, Erin McMahon


These students earned scores on the PSAT taken in their junior year that was among the highest in the state and qualified them as a National Merit Scholar semi-finalists. The number of semi-finalists varies from state to state, as the number selected is proportional to the percentage of the total number of graduating seniors in each state.

The semi-finalists will continue in the competition to become National Merit Scholar finalists by fulfilling several additional requirements in the coming months. First, they must attain an SAT score that confirms their achievement on the PSAT qualifying test. They must also demonstrate a record of outstanding academic performance throughout high school and be endorsed and recommended by their high school principal. In addition, the students and school officials must complete a detailed scholarship application that includes a student essay and information about their participation and leadership in school and community-based activities.

In the next few weeks, we will announce the names of 13 additional BBHHS students who earned commended status in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship program.