Bixby High School’s Aubrey McNiel Named A National Merit Semifinalist


Bixby High School Senior Aubrey McNiel has been named a 2021 National Merit Semifinalist and has earned the right to compete for National Merit Finalist recognition next spring.  
Established in 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program is a long-standing academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of nearly 1.5 million entrants each year. 
From there, 16,000 semifinalists are chosen. Every year in February,15,000 finalists are chosen based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments. From March to mid-June, approximately 8,000 students will be selected to receive a scholarship award, which includes National Merit Scholarships as well as corporate- and college-sponsored scholarships.