Semifinalists in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program announced recently include two Conway students; Bridgette Brown and Erika Hensley.
In the competition, more than 160,000 high school juniors in the United States have requested consideration. Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region.
To advance to the finalist level, semifinalists and their high schools must submit a detailed scholarship application proving information about the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.
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 test performance.
There are 1,600 semifinalists, and 1,300 are expected to advance to the next level.