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7 Lusher Seniors Named as Semifinalists in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

Date: September 16th, 2019

Seven Lusher Charter School Seniors Named as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program Lusher Charter School is pleased to announce that seven (7) members of the Senior class have been named 2020 National Merit Semifinalists. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced that Lusher students Maggie Cerrone, Kai Chenevert, Mary Grace Foster, Colin Orihuela, Joey Rosegrant, Bahiy Watson, and Gus Wietfeldt are Semifinalists in the 65thAnnual National Merit Scholarship Program. “We are so incredibly proud of these amazing students and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them,” said CEO Kathy Riedlinger. The academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90% of the Semifinalists advance to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.NMSC, a not-for-profit organization that operates without government assistance, was established in 1955 specifically to conduct the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 410 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.For more information on Lusher Charter School, go to: www.lusherschool.orgFor more information on the National Merit Scholarship Program, go to:

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IN PHOTO  (Left to Right)Lusher Charter School National Merit SemifinalistsTop Row (L-R): Colin Orihuela, Joey Rosegrant, Kai Chenevert, and Gus WietfeldtBottom Row (L-R): Bahiy Watson, Mary Grace Foster, and Maggie Cerrone. 
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####Lusher Charter School, an A-rated, National Blue Ribbon School (1988 & 2018) in partnership with Tulane University, has a renowned arts-integrated academic program that engages students and challenges them to think critically, analytically and creatively. Consistently named “One of America’s Best High Schools” by U.S. News & World Report,  Lusher offers a unique program that inspires imagination and intellectual curiosity. It provides an environment which fosters the social-emotional development of students and values the unique combination of talents and interests in each of its students. 

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