Six Cabot High School students were recently named National Merit semifinalists.

They are: Lauren Dieringer, Taryn Toles, Stephanie Taylor Connor Pearson, James Thompson and David Nichols.

“We are certainly proud of our National Merit Semifinalists: said Melissa Elliott, Coordinator of Gifted and AP Programs at the school. “They are not only outstanding scholars, but they are also active, engaged members of our community. Their success is a reflection of strong parental support as well as the dedication of our district’s teachers from kindergarten thru 12th grade. These students’ futures are promising, and we look forward to hearing more about their accomplishments as they move on to post-secondary education.”

The six will be recognized at the School Board meeting on Tuesday.

For Arkansas has 137 Semifinalists in the state this year, and 6 of those are from Cabot. Of the 45 schools that have semifinalists, Cabot’s total places them 6th in the state.