Hi this is Leslie, and like Nick, I love sharing good news, especially when it’s about people right here in our area.
52 students at Aurora high schools have been named National Merit Scholarship finalists. There are 16,000 semi finalists across the country, which is less than 1% of us high school seniors. The winners will share almost $28 million in scholarship money.
The pool of 16,000 will be whittled down to 7,140. Those names will be announced next spring.
Do you know any of these kids? Give them a shout out in our Facebook comments.
Also, let us know about students in other towns in our listening area who are also semi-finalists for this prestigious scholarship. We want to celebrate these kids. They’ve worked hard for this!