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Hima Joseph Named National Merit Semifinalist
Waukee High School senior Hima Joseph was named a Semiﬁnalist in the 2019 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Oﬃcials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semiﬁnalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship Program on September 12.
Joseph will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semiﬁnalists must fulﬁll several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semiﬁnalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar® title.