Currey Ingram’s Preston Beesley Named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist
Preston Beesley, a senior at Currey Ingram Academy, has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition, Beesley joins approximately 16,000 semi-finalists from across the country.
Beesley has been a student at Currey Ingram since third grade. His hard work and dedication over the last nine years has led to him excelling in some of the most advanced courses offered at Currey Ingram. He also has participated in the Currey Ingram Reach Initiative (CIRI) program, which allows students to take online courses when they need more academic rigor or want to hone a specific skill that may not be offered at the school. This year, he is enrolled in Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations from One Schoolhouse for college credit. Preston has also taken AP Calculus AB and BC and AP Statistics.
He also has been selected for the College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Program for his remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT.
“Currey Ingram is very proud of all Preston has accomplished while here. We know he will do amazingly well in college and in life,” said Jane Hannah, Upper School Division Head.
About the National Merit Scholarship Program
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) – a test which serves as an initial screen of more than 1.5 million entrants each year – and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.
To be considered for a National Merit® Scholarship, semifinalists must advance to Finalist standing in the competition by meeting high academic standards set by the National Merit® Scholarship Program.
Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.
Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).