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9 Wilton Students Named National Merit Finalists

Nine Wilton High School students were named finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among 15,000 finalists from across the country and remain eligible to receive the Merit Scholarship this spring.

The finalists are Bryan G. Caswell, Patrick T. Connelly, Annie J. Diamond, Maxence I. Gilles, Andrew J. Lindner, Gillian A. Lupinski, Emily E. Lutz, Mark K. Meiselbach and James A. Schaefer. “When I first found out that I had been named a national merit finalist, I felt extremely honored,” Wilton High's Lindner said. Meiselbach agreed. "It felt good to receive such a high level of recognition,” he said.

To be considered for the scholarship, each finalist has to submit a detailed application to the National Merit Scholarship Corp. The application includes evidence of a high academic record, an endorsement by the school principal, SAT scores, a self-descriptive essay, and evidence of the student’s participation and leadership in school and community activities, according to a statement from the school.

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