Local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists named
Congratulations to semifinalists from Marshwood High School students Owen Byrne and Edward Whitesell
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation on Tuesday announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.
Named as semifinalists from Kennebunk High School were Nicholas C. Albaum, Jackson C. Pow and Joseph S. Thompson.
Named as a semifinalist from Noble High School in North Berwick was Lucas O. Bent.
Named as semifinalists at Thornton Academy in Saco were Elliot Coulombe Woznica, Hayley Danler and Austin Macomber.
Named as semifinalists from Marshwood High School in South Berwick were Owen Byrne and Edward Whitesell.
Named as seminfinalists from York High School are Tarunrai Ramgulam, Evan B. Rankin and Daphne Stratton Gignac.
To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. Over 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.
National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced beginning in April and concluding in July. These scholarship recipients will join more than 353,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.
For more information about the competition, visit www.nationalmerit.org.