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High School Seniors Earn National Merit Recognition

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced the semifinalists in its annual competition, and the list includes several KCS students.


High school seniors recognized as semifinalists have an opportunity to compete for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million, which will be offered next spring. Local semifinalists include:


Bearden High School

Katelyn Lively

Lauren Rymer

Wesley Stump


Farragut High School

Aditya Bal

Ariane Burt

Forest Chen

Katherine Chen

Anja Cordell

Ashley Dai

Benjamin Darden

Joshua Ebbert

Caden Farley

Yune Kim

Luke Kronzer

Alia Smith

Kevin Wang

Alice Zhang


Hardin Valley Academy

Victoria Hart


L&N STEM Academy

Alexander Yarkhan


Powell High School

Robert Pass


West High School

Henry Hodge


Congratulations to all the semifinalists!