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NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS NAMED
National Merit Scholarship Corporation officials on Tuesday announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd-annual National Merit Scholarship Program and several of the Oregon winners attend Lake Oswego, Lakeridge or Riverdale high schools.
The local winners are:
Lakeridge High School: Calvin Seneker, Madeleine Vergun, Albert Wang and Claire Williams
Lake Oswego High School: Sammy Barkal, Lauren Cooper, Jackson Friess, Benjamin He, Eric Klein, Morgan Lloyd, Connor Pancoast, Nicolas Quattromani, Allison Regan, Rhys Richmond, Reed Slobodin, Ethan Storts and Anika Todt
Riverdale High School: Simon Chuang, Benjamin Goldberg and William Klein.
Oregon Episcopal School: Henry Talbott of Lake Oswego
Jesuit High School: Madeleine Aronson of Lake Oswego
These high school seniors now can compete for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships that are worth about $33 million and will be offered next spring. However, semifinalists must first fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level.