Dodge, Larson named scholarship semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Program and the Vermillion High School are proud to announce that Lucas Dodge and Alex Larson, students at VHS, have been named semifinalists for 2010.

Their names are among the semifinalists announced by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) in the 55th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,200 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $35 million, that will be offered next spring.  About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and approximately half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

NMSC, a not-for-profit organization was established to conduct the annual National Merit Program.  Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC's own funds and approximately 500 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC's goals of honoring the nation's scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

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