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More than 300 Maryland students named National Merit semifinalists

More than 300 Maryland students named National Merit semifinalists

More than 300 Maryland students qualified as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program, which honors academically talented students and allows them to compete for college scholarships.

The list of about 16,000 semifinalists — representing less than 1 percent of high school seniors in the United States — was announced last week. Students qualified for the title by achieving high scores on their PSAT exam.

The PSAT is a standardized test administered annually in most high schools in the United States and taken by students in the 10 and 11th grade. It measures students’ proficiency in math, reading and writing and serves as a qualifying test for the national...

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