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Macks, Will named National Merit Scholar semi-finalists

Representing the top one percent of all U.S. high school students who took the Preliminary SAT, seniors Trevor Macks and Alexander Will are two of 15,000 nationwide semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
“I was extremely surprised,” Macks said. “It’s cool to be noticed by everyone.”
Macks and Will are now eligible to compete for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth $2,500 each.
To advance to the next stage of the program, students must demonstrate a consistently high academic performance record, be endorsed and recommended by an official of their high school, earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance, and write an essay.
“I believe in self fulfilment,” Will said. “It’s the student’s motivation that is needed.”