Four at Massachusetts Academy Announced as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

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Worcester, Mass. -- Four seniors at the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. The students are part of the approximately 16,000 semifinalists, fewer than one percent of the nation's high school seniors.

The students have an opportunity to compete for some 7,900 Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million, that will be announced next spring.

The four students and their sending schools are:

  • John P. Casiello, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Casiello of Worcester - home schooled
  • Daniel P. Corson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Corson of Worcester - New Bedford High School
  • Warren J. Schudy, son of Dr. Robert Schudy of Lincoln - Lincoln Sudbury High School
  • Kevin W. Shepardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shepardson of West Brookfield - Quaboag Regional High School

To advance to finalist standing, semifinalists must have an outstanding high school academic record, be endorsed and recommended by their school principal, and submit SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance.

The Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science, located on the WPI campus, is a public high school for juniors and seniors with exceptional aptitude in mathematics and science. It is a collaborative effort of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, WPI and the high schools of Massachusetts.