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The 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program announced Semifinalists this week and seven students from Maple Grove Senior High are among the honorees.

Crimson scholars Sophia Anderson-Cufre, Peter Campbell, Lauren Dahl, Zachary Hopp, Amara Monson, Sara Nadian and Owen Wold are part of the nationwide pool of Semifinalists and represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. They are among the highest-scoring entrants on the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Semifinalists demonstrated an outstanding academic record throughout high school, were endorsed and recommended by a high school official, wrote an essay and earned SAT scores that confirmed their earlier performance on the qualifying test.

These seven Maple Grove Senior High students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.