I do not get it. Why does the NMSC consider it necessary or appropriate to use the high schools as middlemen for the notification of semifinalists? It seems that the current system is very unfair to all the students on the bubble. Some schools notify the students immediately, some choose to withhold the information for some ceremony, and some just let the information get temporarily lost in a sea of red tape. Students should not be finding out through eighth party hearsay that may be false whether they are semifinalists. Maybe there is a good explanation for the current system. If there is, I would love to hear it.