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HS seniors named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Local semifinalists include Oswego East High School students Liam J. Fitzpatrick and Kyle W. Twardowski; Oswego High School students Nicholas D. Alonzo, Autumn J. Bartle, Kayla N. Fichtel, Porter E. Leigh and Paul R. Ricken; Plano High School students Jacob R. Gugala; and Yorkville High School student Ethan W. Clayton.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2021 will be announced in four nationwide news releases beginning in April and concluding in July.

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