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Fayette County Students are Among National Merit Semifinalists

national merit 300LEXINGTON, Ky (9/12/13)—Students from Fayette County are among 16,000 academically talented high school seniors who are semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students are from public, private and home schools across Fayette County and will be competing for $35 million in awards for next spring.

Bryan Station High School - Sara Arthur-Paratley and Jacob Margolies

Henry Clay High School - Annie Bradford, Leo de Castro, Carson Dooley, Benjamin Evers, Adam Kiser, Connor Langley, Elizabeth Minor, Connor Onan, Henry Russell, Abigail Ryan, Michael Sommer, Ben Swanson, Amaris Wade and Clayton Whiteheart

Lafayette High School - Alyson Ackerman, Marie Armbruster and Amelia Collins

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - Stuart Blood, Christine Brandewie, Chloe Cao, Philip Ewing, Jerry Guo, Haani Husain, Sharif Jamaldin, Athena Kern, Alice Liu, John Luan, Michael Lucas, Nelson Ng, Walker Reeves, Dylan Rowe, Valerie Sarge, Joseph Schneider, Jonathan Stokes, Robin Swoveland, Sydney Toth, Meghan Waters, Matthew Wu, Lillian Xie and Iven Yang

Tates Creek High School - Ian Hafley

Home School - Matthew Russell

Lexington Catholic High School - Sarah Doom

Sayre School - Nicholas Waltman

Trinity Christian Academy - Andrew Brooks, Samuel Doty

Out of the semifinalists, 90 percent will advance in the competition and more than half of them will win scholarships. The National Merit Scholarship Corp., a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. NMSC and roughly 440 business organizations and higher education institutions underwrite awards. For more details, visit www.nationalmerit.org.

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