Over 1.6 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. BCHS seniors Davis Hoffman, Lauryn Decker and Blair Abril were among the highest scorers in the national, each earning recoginition to varying degrees.
Hoffmanwas one of only 16,000 of these students to be named a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist. He will advance to the finalist stage of the program to be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award.
Decker was one of the top 50,000 scorers of these 1.6 million participating students and earned the status of a National Merit Commended Student. Max Johnson, who moved out of state last year following the completion of his junior year at BCHS, was also recognized as a National Merit Commended Student.
Abril is a National Hispanic Scholar, which is extended to the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic and Latino PSAT/NMSQT® test takers in the region.