Alumni Named National Merit Semifinalists

Katherine Miller
Local high school seniors were named 2016 National Merit semifinalists on Wednesday, September 9. Students who score the highest on the Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation award. To be a finalist, students must submit an application that includes their academic award, participation in after-school activities, leadership experience, employment and awards received. About 7,400 National Merit scholarships worth more than $32 million will be offered in the spring. Among the semifinalists are Harding Academy Class of 2012 alumni:

Kristen Barrett

Alex Boone

Emaun Irani

Katie McGuire

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