Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corp. (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.


Area students include Justin R. Dady of White Hall High School, according to the announcement made Sept.11.


“These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition,” according to a news release.


Details: www.nationalmerit.org .