SGA president Harb named as National Merit scholarship semifinalist


Aurora Silavong, News Editor

What can’t Hayden Harb do?

Adding to his already-impressive track record, Harb was named as a National Merit scholarship semifinalist. He scored an astounding 1480 out of 1520 on the PSAT in his junior year, which put him in the 99th percentile.

Harb, also the student body president, credits his accomplishment to SGA advisors and his teachers, especially Mr. Sandy Hughes and Mrs. Tammy McKibben. He also believes his multiple extracurricular activities, such as Latin Club and HOSA, have contributed to his success as a student. Although it is difficult for him to balance all these activities with his studies, he finds that they lead him to have a richer educational experience at Bearden.

This is not the only award that Harb has recently received. At Annual Skits on Tuesday night, he was recognized as a recipient of the “Most Likely to Succeed” senior superlative alongside Eva Karnowski.

“I am very excited to have won ‘Most Likely to Succeed’,” Harb said. “Eva and I have done so much together, so it was kinda cool for both of us to be up there.”

There is much more in store for Harb in the future. Currently, the top choice of his college list is Georgetown University, but he is in the process of applying to a number of prestigious institutions, including Northwestern University and the University of Pennsylvania. He plans on studying political science and international relations.