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Hall advances as Finalist


Carl Junction student named National Merit Finalist


Carl Junction High School Senior Liam Hall has moved from Semifinalist to Finalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.


About 16,000 students out of about 1.5 million who entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT were named as semifinalists. Ninety percent of the Semifinalists met the requirements to move on to finalist status. The nationwide pool of Finalists, representing less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.


All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships, earning the Merit Scholar title.


Liam plans to attend Tulsa University, major in Political Science, and eventually attend law school.


Liam is the son of Meggan and Jerad Hall of Carl Junction, Missouri.