Two Students from Danville High School Make List of National Merit Semi-Finalists
Two Students from Danville High School Make List of National Merit Semi-Finalists
Posted on 09/21/2016
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Daniel J. McAlister and Abigail G. Anderson have been recognized as National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalists! They will continue to compete for Finalist status. 

Daniel is captain of the quick recall team and has played soccer and run track and cross country. 

Abigail is a member of Boyle County Youth Leadership, class president for the last two years, and a student coach for the Bate Middle School academic team. She was recognized by the 2016 Youth Salute program, and is a multi-state and national qualifier on the forensics team. She is a 2016 Governor's Scholar and an AP Scholar with Distinction. She was also the only teen to have a short story published in the anthology "Portable Magic." She plans to study English and pursue writing in college. 

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)—a test which serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.