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Sarasota County Schools has announced that 29 students have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The National Merit program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school juniors entered the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. From the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the finalist level.

Semifinalists from Sarasota County Schools are the following:

North Port High School

Joseph French

Pine View School

Summer Bossman, Sarah Catalano, Matthew Coovert, Nelson Creed, Abraham Daoud, Cole Firlie, Laura Gayre, Eden Glickman, Andrew Goodson, Connor Lafo, Jimmy Liu, Leila Mackenzie, Elizabeth McBride, Demetri Pappas, Ricardo Prado Cunha, Sonica Prakash, Gavin Pufahl, Siddhartha Reddy, Jack Ries, Lucas Rudloff, Edward Shen and Richard Siwicki

Riverview High School

Molly Abel, Grant Collins, Ursula Kushner, Alexa Ziff

Venice High School

Alexia King, Haley Sprague

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