Twelve SCS students named scholarship semifinalists

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Twelve (12) Shelby County Schools seniors have been named 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). The National Achievement Scholarship program honors the top three percent of African-American students in the United States based on their Preliminary SAT scores.

Each year, more than 160,000 students across the nation request consideration for the National Achievement Scholarship. This year, nearly 1,600 seniors were selected as Semifinalists. The twelve Semifinalists from SCS will now have an opportunity to compete for one of approximately 800 scholarships worth nearly $2.5 million.

The 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Semifinalists from Shelby County Schools are as follows: 

Germantown High School

Dean Beckford

Randi Griffin

Victoria Roberson

Houston High School

Tarrolyn Barras

Ryan Mitchell

Haley Nichols

Lachanda Reid

Millington High School

Gregory Hairston

White Station High School

Cameron Benson

Katyana Dandridge

Geoffrey Hervey 

Kristen Williams