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CPS students named National Merit Semifinalists (Posted 11/02/16) (Posted 11/02/16)

Columbia Public Schools students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. The students are among approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship®  award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar®  title.
Rock Bridge High School Semifinalists:
Jordan Banker
Paul Cover
Zane Durante
Alison Foster
Nathan Kempf
Boonakji Palipatana
Avery Schroeder
Richard Shang
Yuan Zhuang 
Hickman High School Semifinalists:
Sophia Casto
Adam Xu 
Battle High School Commended Scholar:
Caleb Bavlnka