This year's National Merit Semifinalists
We don't have room to publish the names of all the National Merit Semifinalists in the newspaper, but we do have a chance on the Web. So here is this year's list. It was announced last week. About 1.5 million juniors took the PSAT in October 2007. The list was culled down to about 50,000 students who were notified they were candidates to become semifinalists or commended scholars.
Then 16,000 were chosen as semifinalists. The number of semifinalists in a state depends on the population. So a student living in Maryland, where there are a lot of smart kids taking the PSAT, might have to have a higher score to be a semifinalist than a student living in another state.
Congrats to all the semifinalists. Here is the list.