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Pleasantville Students Named National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

Laura Chapman and Sophie Dora Tulchin
Laura Chapman and Sophie Dora Tulchin Photo Credit: Contributed

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pleasantville High School students Laura Chapman and Sophie Dora Tulchin are among the approximately 16,000 seniors nationwide who have attained Semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Laura and Sophie are now eligible to to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be awarded in the spring of 2016.

Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis and comprise less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors.

This year's qualifying score for semifinalists ranged from 202 to 225 and was 219 in New York State.

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