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Liberty High School National Merit Scholars Recognized

National Merit Scholars

Please join us in congratulating seniors Sydney Kincaid and Anthony Mangus as they advance in the National Merit Scholar competition as finalists. They were selected out of 16,000 Semifinalists.

What an accomplishment!

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.5 million high school students enter the program each year.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is a component of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), whose goals have remained constant since its inception:

  • to identify and honor academically talented U.S. high school students
  • to stimulate increased support for their education
  • to provide efficient and effective program management for organizations who wish to sponsor college undergraduate scholarships

Through these endeavors, NMSC, which is committed to maintaining the highest standards, has earned a reputation for quality and integrity.

Since its founding, NMSC has recognized over 3.4 million students and provided some 451,000 scholarships worth over $1.8 billion. The honors awarded by NMSC to exceptionally able students are viewed as definitive marks of excellence. Recipients of Merit Scholarship® awards, Achievement Scholarship® awards, and corporate-sponsored Special Scholarships have increased the nation's respect for intellectual accomplishments and have contributed significantly to its talent pool of future leaders.