Live Oak High Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

Live Oak High Senior Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
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For Immediate Release – Sept. 27, 2017

Contact: Delia Taylor, APR, at 225-931-0285 or, or Live Oak High School Principal Beth Jones at 225-665-8858 or


Live Oak High Senior Named National

Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

    WATSON, LA – Ethan Brooks, a senior at Live Oak High School, has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist.

    The National Merit Scholarship Program recognizes and honors academically talented students across the United States, and it is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered. 

    To enter the competition, a student must take the PSAT test during his or her junior year of high school.  From the 1.6 million students who meet entry requirement, approximately 15,000 are selected as finalists.  All winners of Merit Scholarship awards are chosen from the finalist group based on their abilities, skills and accomplishments.

    As a semifinalist, Brooks has the opportunity to continue in the competition and vie for one of 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.

    Brooks has a cumulative GPA of 4.3 on a 4.0 weighted scale.  He scored a 34 on the ACT.

    He is a senior class officer, a member of the school’s BETA Club, Robotics Club, SHARE Club, Future Business Leaders of America, KEY Club, Art Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  He also served as a school Ambassador, was on the committee to design the school’s Academic Letterman Jacket, and is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society.

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