Bartholome Named National Merit Finalist
Brazoswood High School senior Travis Bartholome has been selected among the approximately 15,000 students across the nation to advance as finalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Travis will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth approximately $32 million. Scholarship winners will be announced in April.
“This is a well deserved honor for Travis,” stated Superintendent Danny Massey. “It also speaks to the quality of education that our students receive every day in our schools. We are proud of Travis and wish him the very best in the next steps of this competition.”
Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools enter the 2016 National Merit
Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
(PSAT/NMSQT). To achieve finalists status, they must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirms their earlier performance on the qualifying test.
We congratulate Travis on this addition to his long list of academic and extracurricular achievements and wish him the best in his future endeavors.