National Merit semifinalists named for Keller and Northwest

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Thirteen area students recently were named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

The Keller school district has 12 Semifinalists with all four high schools represented.

Central High School: Caroline Kung, Joyce Lee, Spencer Robinson and Eric Wang.

Fossil Ridge High School: Laura Gatch and Quan Nguyen.

Keller High School: Charles Crum, Lindsey Faust, Kyle Harper, Stacy Nguyen and Joanne Shin.

Timber Creek High School: Oleksandr Romanyuk.

The Northwest school district has one semifinalist, Brady S. Whitfield from Byron Nelson High School.

Out of about 1.5 million high school juniors who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last spring, about 16,000 are named Semifinalists. About half of those go on to become National Merit Scholars, earning thousands of dollars for college.

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