Zachary Cole, a student from Marietta High School, has reached the semifinal stage of the National Merit Scholarship program.
They are among 55 students from the Cobb County School District and nearly 16,000 nationwide still eligible for finalist status, which includes a $2,500 scholarship.
Students from Lassiter High School, Walker School, Walton igh School and Wheeler High School are also among the semifinalists.
The number of semifinalists named in each state is in proportion to its percentage of the national total of high school graduating seniors and is based on performance on the 2012 Preliminary SAT (PSAT).
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and his/her high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received.
For more information, contact the National Merit Scholarship website.