CBA senior Lauren DeLorenzo has been named a semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
The designation, based on scores in each state on the PSAT exam, is the first step toward becoming a National Merit Scholarship winner.
About 16,000 students nationwide are chosen as semifinalists, and 90 percent go on to become finalists. To become a finalist, the semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application, in which they provide information about the semifinalist’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received.
About 8,000 will be selected as 2014 scholarship winners.