Carl Junction High School senior, Cade Wilkerson, has moved from Semifinalist to Finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.
About 16,000 students out of about 1.5 million who entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT were named as semifinalists. Ninety percent of the Semifinalists met the requirements to move on to Finalists 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.
Cade is the son of Brent and Barbara Wilkerson of Joplin, Missouri.