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17 APS Seniors Named Merit Semi-Finalists

Semi-Finalists will compete for $35 million in college scholarships

Seventeen Albuquerque Public Schools high school seniors have been named semi-finalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program.

These students join some 16,000 semi-finalists from around the nation who will compete for $35 million in scholarships offered in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The semi-finalists are eligible for three types of scholarships: the National Merit Scholarships worth $2,500, the corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarships and the college-sponsored Merit Scholarships.

“We are very proud of these students and their accomplishments thus far. We wish them luck as they compete for scholarships,” said APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.

These 17 students qualified as semi-finalists based on their performance on the 2012 pre-SAT. To advance as a finalist, a student must continue to have an outstanding academic record, be recommended by their high school principal, and earn high SAT scores during their junior or senior year. Students also must submit an application with an essay and information about their participation in school and community activities.

Named as semi-finalists were: from Cibola High – Nathaniel Wilson;

From the Del Norte High – Roderick Cochran;

From Eldorado High – Nicholas Anderson, Jessica Depoy, James Erikson, Jacob Hinojos, Anastacia Niver, Yaqoob Qaseem, Christopher Schmittle;

From La Cueva High – Kelley Anderson, Ashley Anthony, Shelley Dai, Maria Kelly, Christy Lee, Ryan Pedersen, Phillip Yan; and

From Manzano High – Nathan Chael.

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