How many students qualified as semifinalists this year?
It’s a new school year, which means a whole new group of students competing nationwide for National Merit Scholarships. Winston Churchill High School has 11 students competing for a $2,500 prize, as semifinalists for the 2013 National Merit scholarship, according to a Montgomery County Public Schools release. The students are: These students, along with 126 other Montgomery County public school students, were among the top scorers on the 2011 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the nation. Maryland has a total of 323 semifinalists this year.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized local students for academic success.
Many local students have something to be proud of after the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday that 157 students in Montgomery County Public Schools are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists in the 2011 competition—an increase of 8 semifinalists from the 2010 competition. National Merit Scholarship Corporation recognized 13 students from Winston Churchill High School and 15 students from Thomas S. Wootton High School as semifinalists. Students from 14 other MCPS high schools received recognition as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. "We are hugely gratified and proud of so many of our student for being recognized for the prestigious national award," said MCPS spokesperson, Lesli Maxwell. "This shows the …