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National Merit Semifinalists

Five of Blessed Trinitys students have been recognized as Semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Seniors Maureen Bauer, Jake Cooper, Tyler Hale, Blair Lyons and Kelly Quindlen are five of 16,000 seniors nationwide to be in contention for 8,200 Merit Scholarship awards, worth $33 million, that will be offered in the spring.

This years Semifinalists represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, including the highest scoring entrants in each state.

Blessed Trinity Principal Frank Moore said all the semifinalists, their parents and the school community should be very proud of these five students and their accomplishments. National Merit is the nations most prestigious scholarship competition, he said. Semifinalist status is earned by achieving a score on the PSAT in October of the junior year that places the student in roughly the top one-half of one percent of American high school seniors.