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Trenton and Grosse Ile Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

One students from Trenton High School and two students from Grosse Ile High School were selected as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 1.5 million juniors in some 22,000 high schools across the country entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, but only 16,000 were selected as semifinalists. Of these 16,000, two hail from Grosse Ile and one from Trenton.

Among the semifinalists announced Sept. 12 in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program were Grosse Ile High School students Daniel Brausch and Keeton Ross; and Trenton High School student Ian Boettner.

These select high school seniors will now compete for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million.

Ninety percent of the semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level and more than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship and earn the title of Merit Scholar.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2013:

  • Every finalist will compete for one of 2,500 National Merit $2,500 Scholarships that will be awarded on a state representational basis.
  • About 1,000 corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards will be provided by approximately 240 corporations and business organizations for finalists who meet their specified criteria.
  • About 200 colleges and universities will finance some 4,800 college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards for finalists who will attend the sponsor institution.

The first National Merit Scholarship winners of 2013 will be announced in April. Awards will continue through July.

sine-of-the-times September 28, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Our Senator, Patrick Colbeck, has blocked SEVERAL people from posting on his "senator" facebook page, so I had to email him instead to remind him that not only did kids in Plymouth Canton meet this honor, but, hey, so did our kids downriver!

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