Four local students are among 1,600 black high school seniors who have been designated semifinalists in the 44th annual Achievement Scholarship competition, according to a National Achievement Scholarship Program press release.
Maura C. Rose, a senior at Governor Thomas Johnson High School in Frederick, Md.; Mikhael R. King, a senior at Jefferson High School in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va.; and Sijibomi Ibikunle and Trenton A. Woodham, both seniors at Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy, are local finalists, according to the release.
The semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for about 800 scholarships worth more than $2.5 million to be awarded next spring, according to the release.
About 1,300 semifinalists are expected to fulfill additional requirements and advance to the finalist level in the 2008 program. All National Achievement Scholars will be selected from the finalist group on the basis of abilities and accomplishments, according to the release.