Big Foot High School students Isabel Kinerk (from the left) and Alexander Laing were recently named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program; Jack Heidenreich earned recognition as a commended student.

Big Foot High School seniors Isabel Kinerk and Alexander Laing are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced the names the semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 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 about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

For more details pick up a copy of the Oct. 20 Times/Reporter.


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