Eight York County students were honored Friday morning in an event hosted by Westminister Catawba Christian School.
These students, from six York County schools, were named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Each fall, 1.5 million high school juniors across the country take the preliminary SAT, or the PSAT/NMSQT test. The 50,000 students with the highest scores qualify for recognition. Of those students, about one-third, or 16,000 students, are named semifinalists. These students are the top scorers in each state to ensure geographic diversity.
At Fridays ceremony, S.C. Sen. Wes Hayes, R-Rock Hill, addressed the students and presented them with certificates.
The semifinalists from York County are:
Abigail Elaine Hines, Clover High School
Daniel Kim, Comenius School for Creative Leadership
Meagan Suzanne Bell, Fort Mill High School
Andrew Nelson White, Nation Ford High School
Riley Jackson League, Northwestern High School
Nicole Hayley Randolph, Northwestern High School
Benjamin Joel Johnson, Westminster Catawba Christian School
Ethan James Start, Westminster Catawba Christian School
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