HVA seniors Banker, Garcia, Hart earn National Merit honors after test
Three Hardin Valley Academy seniors have been recognized by the College Board as a result of exceptional scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Tommy Banker and Ryan Hart have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists, and Austin Garcia has been named a National Hispanic Scholar.
Banker and Hart scored in the top one percent of about 1.6 million test-takers, and Garcia scored in the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino test-takers.
National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955.
High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.