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Hamilton student NMSC semifinalist

Hamilton High School student Zachary Seppa learned recently that he was named a semifinalist in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) competition.

About 16,000 semifinalists throughout the nation are recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Seppa will continue in the 2007 competition for Merit Scholarship awards. Eligibility for the distinction is based on results of the 2005 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The nationwide pool of semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the school principal and earn SAT scores that confirm the students’ earlier test performance. 2007 Merit Scholarship winners will be announced next spring.