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.