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National Merit honors 14 Davis High School students

National Merit semifinalists at Davis High School are, back row from left, Randall Lewis, John Blattner, Daniel Zhu and Samuel Manderfield; middle row, from left, Don-Wook Shin, Benjamin Jin, Ted Xiao, Daniel Tutt and Ioana Seritan; and front row, from left, Lindsay Brandt, Erin Fong, Sanchita Raychaudhuri and Siyu Zheng. Sue Cockrell/Enterprise photo

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From page A10 | October 03, 2012 |

Thirteen Davis High School seniors were named semifinalists in the 2013 merit scholarship competition by the National Merit Scholarship Program. In addition, DHS senior Fatuma-Ayaan Rinderknecht is a semifinalist in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program, an academic competition for black American high school students.

DHS semifinalists are John Blattner, Lindsay Brandt, Erin Fong, Benjamin Jin, Randall Lewis, Samuel Manderfield, Sanchita Raychaudhuri, Ioana Seritan, Don-Wook Shin, Daniel Tutt, Ted Xiao, Siyu Zheng and Daniel Zhu. They are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists honored nationwide who have the chance to compete for about 8,300 National Merit scholarships, worth $32 million, that will be awarded in the spring.

About 1.5 million juniors at more than 22,000 U.S. high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

To become finalists, the students must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by their school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. About 15,000 semifinalists are expected to advance to the finalist level, and it is from this group that all national merit scholarship winners will be chosen.

About 800 national merit achievement scholarship awards, with a total value of about $2.5 million, will be offered in the spring.

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