Merit Semifinalist Named

High school counselor Kristen Piraino has announced that senior Caleb Mallett has been named a 2021 National Merit Semifinalist. Earning National Merit distinction is a rare and impressive honor. Prospective college students who enter the National Merit Scholarship Program must begin by taking the Preliminary SAT/NMSQT in the Fall of their junior year. More than four million do annually, but a relatively small number are selected as Merit Scholarship winners.
To qualify as a semifinalist, entrants have to score within the top one percent of the nation's graduating seniors. Their scores are examined on a state-by-state basis so students across the country have a fair chance at winning. All semifinalists are eligible to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. The winners will be announced in the spring of 2021.
Caleb is the son of Matt and Meghan Mallett of Conway.