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Little Rock Central leads National Merit semi-finalists

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click to enlarge LR CENTRAL: Tops National Merit list. - WIKIPEDIA
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  • LR CENTRAL: Tops National Merit list.
The list of semi-finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship competition were released today and Little Rock Central High again produced the most in the state, 16.

Bentonville High School, the state's largest high school, was next with 14; then Conway with 10, and Fayetteville and Cabot with nine each.

In Pulaski County,

PUBLIC SCHOOLS – 17: Little Rock Central High,16, and Jacksonville High.

CHARTER SCHOOLS – 2: Lisa Academy 1, Lisa Academy North 1)

PRIVATE SCHOOLS – 13:     Little Rock Christian, 4;  Episcopal High, 3; Catholic HIgh, 2; Mt St Mary Academy,  2; Pulaski Academy,  2, and     Arkansas Baptist, 1


About 1 percent of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT qualifying exam are named semifinalists. Arkansas's 142 came from 45 high schools. Six were home-schooled.

PS: that list doesn't include John Cai of Episcopal Collegiate, added to the national list after the original list was compiled.

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