Some of Orange County’s best and brightest students were among those chosen as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, which celebrates academic achievement in high school students.
On Wednesday, 16,000 high school seniors were chosen from around the country. Those 16,000 will soon be pared to 7,500 finalists, who will be picked to receive upwards of $31 million in scholarships, which will be announced next spring as they prepare to continue their educations in college.
Semi-finalists from Orange County are:
Fei Tian Academy of the Arts (Middletown)
- Anna Yan.
Cornwall Central High School
- Jessica F. Wu.
James O'Neill High School
- Enoch Crow.
Newburgh Free Academy
- Ada D. Johnston.
Washingtonville High School
- Kyle B. Thompson.
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