2014 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists from Los Alamos High School in front row from left, George Barnum, Melanie Boncella, Lauren Tencate and Alexandra Berl. Back row from left, Calvin McKinley, Daniel Ahrens, Tristan Goodwin and Collin Hemez. Courtesy photo
Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced today the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Eight Los Alamos High School students were named semifinalists including Daniel Ahrens, George Barnum, Alexandra Berl, Melanie Boncella, Tristan Goodwin, Colin Hemez, Calvin McKinley and Lauren Tencate.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth about $35 million that will be offered next spring.