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Six Named 2017 National Merit® Finalists

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Six seniors from Bowling Green High School have been recognized for outstanding academic achievement by the National Merit® Scholarship Program. They will compete for more than 7,500 scholarships offered to National Merit Finalists.

BGHS students recognized as 2017 National Merit Finalists:
Anna Bachmann, daughter of Beate Bachmann;
Logan Bowen, son of Michael and Kim Bowen;
Seth Frank, son of Matthew and Sherry Frank;
Owen Harkins, son of Anthony and Tracy Harkins;
Veronica Johnson, daughter of Marvin and Patricia Beresford and Darren Johnson. Veronica is attending the Gatton Academy.
Karen Smith, daughter of Eric Smith and Laura Hagan.

The National Merit® Scholarship Program was established in 1955 and is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Approximately 1.6 million high school juniors entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test which serves as an initial screening of applicants. Students with the highest scores in each state qualify for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program.

Earning the recognition of Finalist, students have a consistently high academic record, and have earned an SAT score confirming their previous PSAT performance. These students also completed the National Merit Scholarship application and essay, as well as have been endorsed by a school official.

The National Merit Program is a not-for-profit organization that since its founding, has provided scholarships worth more than $1.5 billion.

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