BHS student, Jared Hastings, was named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a 2018 National Merit Semifinalist. The National Merit Scholarship program is an annual academic competition open to all US high school students who meet published entry requirements. A semifinalist qualifies by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). There are 16,000 semifinalists, and Hastings represents one of the highest-scoring entrants in our state. He will compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded in the Spring of 2018. Congratulations to Jared Hastings on his accomplishment!