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Two RUSD Students Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists


Two Racine Unified High School Students, Benjamin Schultz from Walden III High School and Alyssa Ertl from Park High School, were named semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These high school seniors scored among the nation's best on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) taken during their junior year. They now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for roughly 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

 Both semifinalists had to have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT scores that place them in the top 1% of U.S. high school seniors.

Three types of National Merit Scholarships will be offered in the spring of 2016. National Merit Scholarship winners of 2016 will be announced beginning in April and concluding in July.