Local seniors named National Merit semifinalists


Six seniors in the graduating class of 2016 at McIntosh High have been named semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program: Lotanna Erinne, John Hamlin, Owen Miller, Amelia Traylor, Joshua Trebuchon, and Laura Wu. They are among the highest scorers in the state on the 2014 Preliminary SAT, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

Their scores also place them in the top one percent of highest scoring U.S. high school seniors.

In addition to the six students from McIntosh, Richard Macke of Starr’s Mill High is also a semifinalist in the competition.