BROOKE COUNTY, W.Va. (WTRF) - One of the seniors from Brooke High School has qualified as a semifinalist for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship program.
Emily Donley is one of 16,000 Semifinalists.
She was honored at Friday night's football game in front of hundreds of people.
She came down on the field where the principal congratulated her and gave her a certificate.
"I didn't even know how big it was at first," said Emily Donley. "I got the letter for it and I was like oh Semifinalist, I've heard about that and then I read it and I realized that's the top 1% in the entire country and I was pretty excited."
Donley said she going into the finalist competition with confidence and hopes to be one of the Finalists to receive a scholarship.