Harpeth High School has a student, Beau Johnson, who is a Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. He is one of 16,000 across the nation to make it this far.
About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.