Franklin-Simpson High School is excited to announce that Will Randolph an 18 year senior was named a National Merit Semifinalist. Will is the son of Scott and Leslie Randolph. Will has been involved in many activities at FSHS over the past 4 years. Will has been the class president for the Class of 2018 the past 4 years, he attended the KY Governor’s Scholars program this past summer, and been a member of DECA, FBLA, YClub, Yearbook and the tennis team.
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title. NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 420 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions. 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. Franklin-Simpson High School is proud of Will for this outstanding accomplishment and please help us congratulate him for this honor.