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Scholarly Success: Wilton High Boasts Six National Merit Finalists

Wilton High School and other Wilton Public Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy.
Wilton High School and other Wilton Public Schools will be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith

WILTON, Conn. — Wilton High School once again is proud to announce a group of top scholars, with six students named as National Merit Finalists.

The six students are: Elizabeth R. Healy, William J. Heffernan, Nicholas David Johnson, Nickia A. Muraskin, Stephanie T. Xie and Brandon W. Zheng.

The six have met all the requirements to advance to finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Over 15,000 finalists have been identified across the country from the 16,000 students who were named as Semifinalists in September.

To become a finalist, a semifinalist must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes evidence of an academic record of very high performance, endorsement by the school principal, SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying test performance, a self- descriptive essay and evidence of the student’s participation and leadership in school and community activities.

These students are now eligible for National Merit Scholarship recognition, which will be awarded in spring.

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