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National Merit Semi Finalist

Amelia Schaeffer, a senior at Amherst Central High School, is a 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program semi-finalist. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. As a semi-finalist, she placed in the top 1% of the 1.6 million students that entered the National Merit Scholarship competition by taking the PSAT exam. Winners of National Merit Scholarships will be named in spring of 2019. She is considering chemistry or physics as a college major, but has not decided where she will attend.