McDougal National Merit Semifinalist


Emma McDougal, a senior at Cape Central High, is a step closer to winning one of the most prestigious academic scholarships in the nation.  McDougal has been selected as a Semifinalist for the 2021 National Merit Scholarship.  The announcement was made Wednesday, September 9, 2020 by National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials.    

McDougal, who scored a perfect 36 on the ACT as a junior, is involved in the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America, International Thespian Society (vice president), Mock Trial Team (one of four lawyers), Model United Nations (treasurer), Youth Association for the Furthering of Racial Harmony Interests (YAFRHI), Thrive, Scholar Bowl, Tiger Ambassadors, Math Team, and orchestra. She has also been an active participant in the CHS theatre program as an actor, stage manager, and lighting designer.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced beginning in May and concluding in July.