BHS seniors earn national academic recognition

Six seniors at Burnsville High School are among the most academically-talented scholars in the country based upon their performance in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program.

BHS students Jason Dorow and Savannah Lim are among fewer than 1 percent of students who are named as National Merit semifinalists. They will now be considered as National Merit finalists, a list that will be announced at a later date.

In addition, three BHS students have been named as Commended Students, a designation that goes to fewer than 3.5 percent of those who took the test. They are Ryan Allison, Sarah Davidson and Laura Garbe.

Another senior, Brianna Westbrooks, is a semifinalist in the Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program. She scored among the top 3 percent of more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the 2013 National Achievement Program when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Finalists will be announced in April.