Two Benton High School students have been named 2024 National Merit Semifinalists. Tanner Holden and Kaleb Marshall have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $28 million that will be offered next spring.
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To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.