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National Merit Semifinalists Announced

Congratulations to four Kern High School District (KHSD) students who qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.


Ryan Crowley, Bakersfield High School

Adam Hazelton, Bakersfield High School

Jennifer Pusavat, Stockdale High School

Abhishek Srinivas, Stockdale High School


These remarkable KHSD students began this journey in October 2015 when they were four of the 1,600,000 U.S. high school students who took the PSAT/NMSQT.


In September 2016, they were notified they were among 50,000 semifinalists and the highest scoring program participants in each state.


In February 2017, semifinalists who meet academic and other requirements will be notified they have advanced to finalist standing and receive Certificates of Merit. Merit Scholars will be chosen from this exclusive group based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments.


In March 2017, 7,500 Merit Scholarship winners will be announced and winners will be awarded in three categories: National Merit Scholarships, corporate sponsored scholarships, and college sponsored scholarships.


Please join us in congratulating our local semifinalists and wish them luck in the future!