Five Named National Merit Semi Finalists; Six Commended; Three Invited to CBRP

Episcopal congratulates five seniors who were named National Merit Semi Finalists: Sally Barksdale, Paul Fouts, Jameson Gatewood, Don Kohla, and Braden Witkovich. In addition, six were named Commended Students: Jack Adams, Grant Himes, Rohil Kanaparti, Ariel Largen, Reinhardt Peek, and Alston Rachels.

Episcopal also had three seniors — Ariel Largen, Ilana Simmons, and Garrison Washington — who were invited to participate in the College Board National Recognition Programs (CBRP) for scoring in the top 2.5% of students who identify as BIPOC.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition, and the finalists are announced in the winter and scholarships awarded in the spring.