Seniors Up for National Scholarships

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Rocky Point High School seniors Maggie Dowd and Nicholas LoCastro have been named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.
According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation’s website, approximately 1.6 million students entered this year’s competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, and only about 16,000 students earned the status of semifinalist. With this honor, these students will continue in the competition and compete for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million.