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Four Richland One Seniors Named 2021 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists


Four Richland One high school seniors have been named semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.


Nationwide, more than 16,000 seniors are competing in this prestigious national program which awards scholarships to academically talented students. In this high-stakes competition, students will compete for 7,600 scholarships worth $30 million. Finalists will be selected in February 2021, and scholarship winners will be announced in the spring and summer.


Richland One congratulates the following seniors for their selection as semifinalists, an honor that less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors achieve:


Dreher High School

Alexander Anderson-McLeod

Bryson Stakely

Leon Wang


A.C. Flora High School

Michael B. Davis


The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and college scholarships. Semifinalists are chosen based on high scores on the PSAT. There are three types of awards: National Merit $2,500 scholarships; corporate-sponsored Merit awards; and college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards.


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