National Merit Scholarship Program
Each year, the National Merit Scholarship Program names 16,000 students nationwide as National Merit Semifinalists. To qualify, the students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as juniors and placed in the top one percent of scores out of 1.6 million U.S. high school students.
Heritage High School student Lauren Sims has been awarded this distinct recognition for the 2020 - 2021 school year. She has also earned a perfect score on the ACT exam. The ACT test consists of tests in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science each scored on a scale of 1-36. A student’s composite score is the average of the 4 test scores.
Additionally, the National Merit Scholarship Program names 34,000 students each year as National Merit Commended Scholars. These students took the PSAT/NMSQT as juniors and placed in the top two percent of scores nationwide.
Heritage High School student Catherine Larson and Midlothian High School Student Landon Buford have both earned this recognition.
Midlothian ISD had several students earn distinctions through the College Board Advanced Placement Scholars program.
AP Scholars are students who received scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams. The district had 49 AP Scholars.
AP Scholars with Honors are students who received an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken with scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams. MISD had 19 AP Scholars with Honors.
AP Scholars with Distinction are students who received an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken with scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. MISD had 24 AP Scholars with Distinction.
National AP Scholars are students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. MISD had three National AP Scholars, Heritage High School senior Lauren Sims, Midlothian High School senior Landon Buford, and former Midlothian High School student Katherine Watford, who graduated in May 2020.
Midlothian ISD congratulates each of these students on their achievements and their continued success in our schools and beyond.