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Five Harford students are National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Five Harford students are National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Five Harford County Public Schools students — including four from the Science and Mathematics Academy magnet program at Aberdeen High School — have been selected as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program’s 2018 competition.

The five high school seniors are Shourov Kundu, Joseph Mattson, Max Nguyen and Ian Tokarchik, of AHS, and Adam Del Colliano, of C. Milton Wright High School in Bel Air.

Adam, 17, learned of the honor Thursday when he was called to the office of CMW principal Michael Thatcher.

“I wasn't expecting it at all,” he said Friday. “I was excited when he told me; I had no idea.”

Adam said he was surprised to learn that his four fellow...