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Two Awarded as National Merit Semifinals

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By The Staff

 Two seniors from LaGrange enrolled at the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU have been recognized as semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor that potentially opens the door to college scholarship opportunities. 

More than 1.5 million students entered the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2012 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The 16,000 Semifinalists honored are the highest-scoring students in their state and represent less than 1 percent of each state’s high school seniors. 

Among the 2013 Gatton Academy National Merit Semifinalists are local residents Ajit Deshpande and Austin Smith, both of LaGrange.