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Semi Finalists Named in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named the Semifinalist in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Southwest is pleased to congratulate Isabella L. Kemling and Mark F. Pekala.  Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  The number of Semifinalists in a state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the national total of graduating seniors.