Christ Presbyterian Academy Student Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Christ Presbyterian Academy Ryan Charles

Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA) is pleased to announce upper school student Ryan Charles has been named a Semifinalist in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Ryan scored in the ninety-ninth percentile of Tennessee students on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Ryan has achieved this high academic honor and will compete for the Finalist scholarship level, to be awarded this spring.

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level and will compete for scholarships. About 7,500 scholarships will be given.

“We are so proud of Ryan for his academic accomplishments! He has clearly distinguished himself as an active and determined learner, purposefully exploring and building knowledge and skills, and challenging himself at ever-increasing levels of learning. I congratulate him on his outstanding accomplishments and look forward to his continued pursuit of excellence at the college level and beyond,” says Academic Dean Dr. Dawn Ruff.