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Five Clinton seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

National Merit SemifinalistsSeptember 14, 2022


Five seniors at Clinton High School have been named as National Merit Semifinalists in the 68th National Merit Scholarship Program.


Seniors Bo Bland, Samuel Connelly, Katie Tracy, Abigail Young and Caleb Zmitrovich are amongst the one percent of high school students across the country to be recognized as National Merit Semifinalists.


These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,000 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.


To be considered for a National 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.


“We are exceptionally proud of these students,” Clinton High School Principal Brett Robinson said. “Their hard work in the classroom has certainly paid off so far, and we are excited about their participation in the National Merit Scholarship Program.”