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Four North Hills seniors named National Merit semifinalists

| Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
North Hills High School seniors Jordyn Hronec, Giovanni Meiser, Connor Milavec and Neville Wolff have been named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.
North Hills High School seniors Jordyn Hronec, Giovanni Meiser, Connor Milavec and Neville Wolff have been named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

North Hills High School seniors Jordyn Hronec, Giovanni Meiser, Connor Milavec and Neville Wolff have been named 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists.

They represent four of the 16,000 students selected for the nationwide honor. A total of 15,000 seniors will be announced as National Merit Scholarship finalists in February and will have an opportunity to compete for one of 8,300 National Merit Scholarships.

Nationwide, semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, and their ranks include the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Seniors Erika DeGraef, Adyn Gallagher, Alexis Mandell, Shane Riley, Neil Wible and Greta Zewe were named Commended Students in the program. They are among only 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation to be recognized with this academic accolade and scored in the top 5 percent of entrants.

The National Merit program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test — a test which serves as an initial screening of approximately 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools each year — and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements.

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