Westport, Weston seniors named National Merit semifinalists
Published 3:04 pm, Wednesday, September 12, 2012
More than 20 high school seniors from Westport and Weston have been named semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program.
Anna L. Fuertes, a home-schooled pupil from Westport, is also a semifinalist.
They are among about 16,000 students nationwide to become semifinalists after passing the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test, taken by 1.5 million then-juniors across the nation.
About 15,000 of these students are expected to advance to the finalist level and in February be notified of the designation. Scholarship winners will be selected from this group of finalists based on skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies, according to a news release.
Three types of scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2013 -- $2,500 scholarships awarded on a state representational basis, corporate-sponsored scholarships and college-sponsored awards. Winners will be announced in the spring and summer.