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Trenton School Board to Recognize National Merit Semifinalist

Trenton High School senior Ian Boettner currently has a 3.99 grade point average and scored a 34 on the ACT.

Trenton Public Schools officials are set to officially recognize the Trenton High School semifinalist for the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the board of education building.

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Trenton senior Ian Boettner has a 3.99 grade point average and is enrolled in three advanced placement courses. He participates in cross country and band, and scored a 34 on the ACT.

About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants, according to Trenton Public Schools.

Boettner is one of about 16,000 other semifinalists.

"These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered in the next spring," according to a TPS release.

Boettner has applied for admission to the Michigan Technological University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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