Coalgate High School student finalist for National Merit Scholarship

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COALGATE, OK -- A Coalgate High School student was recognized at Friday night's basketball game for being a National Merit Scholarship finalist.

Jerad Stephens is one of only 15,000 students nationwide to receive the prestigious status. Stephens received the high rank after scoring in the top one-half of 1% in the state on the PSAT. To become a finalist Stephens also had to keep up an outstanding academic record and submit an application.

Stephens is involved in basketball, football baseball and the 4-H club.