Savannah Christian Preparatory School is pleased to announce that senior Samuel Rahn Bignault has been named a 2016 National Merit Semifinalist. Sam has maintained a 4.0 GPA at SCPS while being heavily involved in extracurricular activities such as the basketball team, the tennis team, the math team, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, and Beta Club.
In September, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit® Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.
About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.