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Popescu advances to National Merit Finalist

Madisonville North Hopkins High School senior Martha Popescu has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program. All Finalists will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2019.

More than 1.6 million students entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors. About 16,000 Semifinalists were selected, with 90 percent of them advancing to Finalist. About half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.