On Wednesday, Sep. 13, Isabella and Chris were named as National Merit Semi-Finalists – the only students in Georgetown County to be given that honor. Semi-Finalists are determined by their performance on the PSAT, which is given in October of students’ junior year. Less than 1% of seniors are named Semi-Finalists – only 16,000 out of the over 1.6 million juniors to take the test. At Open Forum this week, Dr. Gates expressed how proud he was of Isabella and Chris, adding that all students at TGS see their scores improve over their high school career. Doing homework and participating in class is key, he said. “Isabella and Chris are among the hardest workers in the school and are both deeply deserving of this national honor.” We wish them the best as they continue the college application process!