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Chopticon High School Student Named Semifinalist

MORGANZA, Md. - Chopticon High School Principal Joseph North today announced the selection of student Caitlin Brooks as a Semifinalist Student in the 52nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Approximately 16,000 Semifinalist students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,200 Merit Scholarship® awards, worth $33 million, that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must advance to the Finalist level of the competition by fulfilling several requirements. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

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Two Chopticon High School Students Named Commended Students

MORGANZA, Md. - Chopticon High School Principal Joseph North today announced the selection of students Andrew Miller and Jasmin Hottle as Commended Students in the 2007 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Approximately 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Although they do not continue in the 2007 competition for Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.4 million students who entered the 2007 competition by taking the 2005 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

According to the NMSC, young people who are named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding academic potential through their strong performance in this competitive program. The organization firmly believes that recognition of academically talented students and the key role played by schools in their development is essential to the pursuit of educational excellence in the nation.

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