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Mercer Island 2012 National Merit semifinalists | Community news
Mercer Island teens Thayer Fisher and Nicholas Larus-Stone, of Lakeside School in Seattle, have been named as National Merit semifinalists. About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of semifinalists includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.
To become a finalist, the semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application providing information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, honors and awards received, references and an essay.
There are several additional Island semifinalists, who attend off-Island schools, who were not named in this initial list. They will be recognized as they are identified.