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National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Named From Alexandria

Posted on Sep 13,2019
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Alexandria students are among the semifinalists for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship competition. (Shutterstock)
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By Emily Leayman

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — Eight seniors at Alexandria schools are among the 16,000 semifinalists named for the 2020 National Merit Scholarship competition.

Semifinalists from T.C. Williams High School are Riley M. Casagrande, James S. Grimes and Leah M. Nickelsburg. Bishop Ireton High School's semifinalists are Grace E. Fisher and Samantha R. Fisher. The semifinalists from St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School include Jessica L. Lopez, Ryan S. Vuono and Sylvie R. Weiman.

The 16,000 nationwide semifinalists were selected from 1.5 million juniors who took the Preliminary SAT in 2018. The highest scoring students—now seniors—were selected from each state.

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