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Hall High School Announces National Merit Semifinalists

Nine students from the class of 2013 have been named.

The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced the National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists for for the Class of 2013. 

They are seniors Hannah Finn-McMahon, Clare Hern, Ashwini Joshi, Isabel Kornman, Kiernan Majerus-Collins, Ayushi Mishra, Kendall Teare, Leo Tinone, and Jane Yu. The Hall High community is proud of the fact that this is among the highest number of semifinalists that Hall has ever had!

These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. 

About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Semifinalists are the highest scorers in each of the 50 states, and scored among the top 1 percent of all the approximate 1.5 million juniors who took the PSAT test in the fall of 2011. 

Submitted by Hall High School

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