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Midlothian ISD Announces Three National Merit Semifinalists

Midlothian ISD Announces Three National Merit Semifinalists

Midlothian ISD is proud to announce its three National Merit Semifinalists: Midlothian High School students, Rachel Keener and William Garrett Oliver and Midlothian Heritage High School student, Carson Lansdowne.

They are three of just 16,000 students nationwide to be named by the National Merit Scholarship Program. To qualify, they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) as juniors and placed in the top 1 percent of scores out of 1.6 million U.S. high school students.

Rachel Keener Rachel Keener, Midlothian High School
Rachel is the daughter of Andrew and Lorinda Keener. She is a member of the Midlothian High School National Honor Society, a member of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club and spent two years as a member of the MHS band. Rachel attends Midlothian Bible Church where she is very active in the youth group. After high school, Rachel plans on attending Cedarville University in Cedarville, OH where she will major in chemistry with a focus in pre-med.

 

 

Carson Lansdowne Carson Lansdowne, Midlothian Heritage High School
Carson is the son of Paul and Cora Lansdowne. He is the president of Midlothian Heritage High School National Honor Society, captain of the Science Team, is a four-year member of student council and plays on the varsity tennis team. While not in school, Carson enjoys outdoor activities like running, hiking and backpacking, as well as building and repairing electronic devices. Carson plans on applying to Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas, University of Berkeley, and Harvard University. He is planning to major in aeronautical engineering, computer engineering or economics.

 

 

 

Will Oliver William Garrett Oliver, Midlothian High School
Will is the son of Stephen and Rebecca Oliver. He is a student council officer, a member of the Midlothian High School National Honor Society, and also a two-year varsity letterman in football. Will attends the First Baptist Church of Midlothian where he is active in the youth group and helps teach elementary age students. While he is still undecided on where he will attend college, he plans to major in kinesiology and minor in religious studies.