National Merit Semifinalists Named for 2023

Six Putnam County students have been named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for 2023. All National Merit Semifinalists are eligible to compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarship awards worth nearly $28 million, to be awarded this spring. Semifinalists advance to finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards and other requirements, including letters of recommendation from a high school official(s).

The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors. 

Putnam County Schools (PCS) recognizes and congratulates the following students on their outstanding academic achievement as National Merit Semifinalists. 

Hurricane High School:
Audrey Hall 
Presley Lucas 
Alex Fischer

Winfield High School:
Carmen Bartilson 
Walker Killian 
Madison Lucas