Caddo Parish Public Schools is raising the bar on academic excellence. The district this year set an all-time high on National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists with 20 students named Wednesday as part of the program’s nationwide announcement.
Comprising the 20 students selected for this distinguished recognition are 18 seniors from Caddo Parish Magnet High School and two seniors from Captain Shreve High School.
To qualify as a semifinalist, Caddo’s students were among approximately 1.5 million 11th graders from across the United States who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test with the hope of making it to the next round of the scholarship competition.
From the 1.5 million students, approximately 16,000 were designated as semifinalists.
Caddo’s 2020-2021 school year semifinalists are:
· Mark Raines, Captain Shreve High School
· Patrick Simon, Captain Shreve High School
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