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East Texas high school students named National Merit Semifinalists

Sept. 13, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.

Four East Texas high school students have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2018, the National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced Tuesday.

They are Carthage High School student Anne Mahaffey, Kilgore High School student Bailey Green, Hallsville High School student Hannah Sheard and Gilmer home-school student Abigail Phillips.

National Merit Semifinalists are selected among the 1.6 million high school juniors who take the Preliminary SAT each year. About 16,000 Semifinalists are named each year, with 15,000 National Merit Finalists named from that list in February.

National Merit Scholars are announced each summer from the finalist list.



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