Cape Central High School student named National Merit semifinalist

Ibrahim Ahmad (Source: Cape Girardeau Public Schools)
Ibrahim Ahmad (Source: Cape Girardeau Public Schools)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A Cape Central High School student has been named a semifinalist for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.

Ahmad is among the most academically talented high school seniors in the nation and will have the opportunity to continue in the competition to earn scholarship money.

National Merit semifinalists are screened by taking a test and submitting a detailed application about their academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership skills, and honors received, according to Cape Girardeau Public Schools.

Ibrahim is a member of the BETA Club, National Honor Society, and Robotics Club. He is also part of the CHS cross country and tennis teams. Ibrahim plans to study aerospace engineering.

He says he is considering attending Purdue or Georgia Tech next year.

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