LR CENTRAL: Tops National Merit list.
The list of semi-finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship
competition were released today and Little Rock Central High
again produced the most in the state, 16.
Bentonville High School
, the state's largest high school, was next with 14; then Conway with 10, and Fayetteville and Cabot with nine each.
In Pulaski County,
PUBLIC SCHOOLS – 17: Little Rock Central High,16, and Jacksonville High.
CHARTER SCHOOLS – 2: Lisa Academy 1, Lisa Academy North 1)
PRIVATE SCHOOLS – 13: Little Rock Christian, 4; Episcopal High, 3; Catholic HIgh, 2; Mt St Mary Academy, 2; Pulaski Academy, 2, and Arkansas Baptist, 1
HOME SCHOOLED - 1
About 1 percent of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT qualifying exam are named semifinalists. Arkansas's 142 came from 45 high schools. Six were home-schooled.
Here's the news release and the full list of Arkansas semi-finalists
PS: that list doesn't include John Cai of Episcopal Collegiate, added to the national list after the original list was compiled.