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Six district seniors named 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Seniors from Mesa, Mountain View and Westwood high schools have been named to the elite list of students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Photo grid of Wyatt Appel, Cody Daniels, Jordan Gardiner, Anne Hatch, Dalin Stuart and Alex VuongThe National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced six Mesa Public Schools seniors were named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. Less than one percent of high school seniors nationwide are eligible.

The district semifinalists are:

Wyatt Appel and Anne Hatch from Mesa High
Cody DanielsJordan Gardiner and Dalin Stuart from Mountain View High
Alex Vuong from Westwood High

According to the sponsoring organization, these academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit® Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and half of the finalists will win a National Merit® Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.

(Pictured clockwise from top left: Wyatt Appel, Cody Daniels, Jordan Gardiner, Alex Vuong, Dalin Stuart and Anne Hatch. Photos by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)


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