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EHS Senior is National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist

ELIZABETH, COLORADO, September 13, 2019 – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced Elizabeth High School senior Brandon Marshall as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. As a long-term Elizabeth School District student, Marshall is currently on the EHS soccer team, track team, and in Future Business Leaders of America. He is still considering his post-graduation plans, but wants to study mathematics, finance, or engineering.

Principal Bret McClendon said, “Brandon has consistently demonstrated his leadership skills in the classroom and through extracurricular activities, and is held in high regard by his peers and teachers. Elizabeth High School has not had a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist in over 10 years - this is a testament to the kind of work Brandon has demonstrated throughout his high school career.”

Over 1.5 million juniors in approximately 21,000 high schools across the U.S. took the Fall 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®). The nationwide Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants from each state. NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

About Elizabeth School District

Located about 45 minutes southeast of Denver, Elizabeth School District is a top-rated school district in the metro area. Known for its family-oriented culture, student-focused philosophy, and caring staff, Elizabeth students are at the heart of everything they do. With six schools, Elizabeth Schools are small enough to ensure each student is recognized and valued, but large enough to provide outstanding academic, leadership, extracurricular, and athletic opportunities. For more information, please visit