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National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist List Released

Students from Berkeley in the semi-final line-up of prestigious scholarship program.

The list of semi-finalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Corporation released Wednesday included 11 students from Berkeley. 

Only the top one percent of applicants in the nation receives National Merit finalist recognition, which they enter each year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The standardized test measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $48 million that will be offered next spring.

Schools and student names are listed in alphabetical order:

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Batz-Stern, Sasha R.
ben Izzy, Michaela R.
Greenwald, Yaron
Klein-Markman, Samuel N.
McLeod, Miles A.
Olson, Jennifer M.
Storey, Grant J.
Wahl, Diana A.
Weaver, James T.
Yazdi, Alborz

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