Semifinalists announced in 2013 National Merit Scholarship Competition
Ninety seniors from Ann Arbor public and private, Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester and Saline schools were named semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition.
Each year, less than 1 percent of high school seniors earn the honor of the title — and a shot at $32 million in college scholarship opportunities.
Students enter the National Merit Scholarship Program contest by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
To become a finalist and have access to nearly 8,300 different scholarships, the semifinalist and his or her high school must submit a detailed application providing the semifinalist's academic record, in-school and community activities, leadership abilities and honors and awards received. The semifinalist also must write an essay and earn SAT scores that confirm the student's earlier performance on his or her qualifying test, according to a media release announcing the semifinalists.
Three categories of scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2013. The finalists will be announced shortly thereafter and scholarship winners will be announced starting in April and concluding in July.
At Ann Arbor Public Schools' four primary high schools, 61 students were named semifinalists this year. Seventy-one AAPS students were given the title in the 2012 National Merit competition.
All 90 high school senior semifinalists from Washtenaw County are listed below.
Ann Arbor Community High School
Ann Arbor Huron High School
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School
Ann Arbor Skyline High School
Chelsea High School
Dexter High School
Early College Alliance at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti
Father Gabriel Richard High School in Ann Arbor
Greenhills School in Ann Arbor
Manchester High School
Rudolf Steiner School in Ann Arbor
Saline High School