Semifinalists named in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (nmsc) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $34 million that will be offered next spring.

Jingyi Sun, a student at Vermillion High School, is among the semifinalists.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship� award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 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.

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