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Congratulations MSMS National Merit Semifinalists

Top row from left: Nick Elder, Austin Li, Justin Mishlan, Nathan Thomas, Mac Williamson. Second row from left: Joseph Messer, Monica Kala, Desiree Carpenter, Annie Bell. Bottom row from left: Adina Harri, Hannah Park, Amy Banka.

Top row from left: Nick Elder, Austin Li, Justin Mishlan, Nathan Thomas, Mac Williamson. Second row from left: Joseph Messer, Monica Kala, Desiree Carpenter, Annie Bell. Bottom row from left: Adina Harri, Hannah Park, Amy Banka.

Congratulations to the 12 MSMS students who made National Merit Semifinalist status this year! About 1.5 millions students from 22,000 different high schools applied for National Merit and only 16,000 made it to Semifinalist status. MSMS is proud to announce that a dozen of those students can be found right here at the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.

They are:

Amy Banka of Diamondhead and Hancock High School

Annie Bell of Hattiesburg and Presbyterian Christian School

Desiree Carpenter of Bay St. Louis and Hancock High School

Nick Elder of Starkville and Starkville High School

Adina Harri of Starkville and Starkville High School

Monica Kala Clinton and Clinton High School

Austin Li of Greenville and Washington School

Joseph Messer of Carriere and Pearl River Central High School

Justin Mishlan of Mt. Olive and Simpson County Academy

Hannah Park of Starkville and Starkville High School

Nathan Thomas of Olive Branch and DeSoto Central High School

Mac Williamson of Nesbit and DeSoto Central High School

Of the 16,000 Semifinalists chosen this year, about 15,000 are expected to make it to the Finalist round in February. From the pool of Finalists winners of the National Merit Scholarships are chosen.

 

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