Senior Bridget Baker has been named a semifinalist for the 2022 National Merit Scholarship, the only student to earn this designation in Pitt and surrounding counties. Baker earned eligibility as a semifinalist by being among the top scorers to complete the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The exam serves as an initial screening; a Selection Index score is then set to select the highest performing students at each high school. The selection of national semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. Baker will find out in February if she is a finalist.