National Merit Semifinalists and National Merit Commended Students included eight seniors at Bearden High School. Semifinalists were among 16,000 top-scoring students nationwide eligible to continue in the competition for some 7,600 Merit Scholarship awards, worth more than $31 million, offered next spring. Standing from left are Semifinalists Katelyn Lively and Lauren Rymer, and Commended students Dmitriy Brodskiy and Dawson Skinner. Seated are Commended students Joseph Knight, left, and Jesse Mullins.
Not pictured are Keegan Stump (Semifinalist) and Benjamin Lusby (Commended).