The principal, Dr. Gregory Puckett, of Marple Newtown High School announced that Regina Fairbanks, Phillip Missan, and Sara Danenhower, have been name Semifinalist Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. In each annual National Merit Scholarship Program, about 50,000 academically talented high school students are honored, but only some 16,000 of them are named Semifinalists. Students who qualify as Semifinalists based on their performance on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT ®) are the only program participants who have an opportunity to advance to the Finalist level and compete for National Merit Scholarships. About 7,500 of the outstanding Finalists will be chosen as Merit Scholarship® winners in the 2017 competition. Congratulations Regina, Phillip, and Sara!