Island teen named National Merit semifinalist
Islander Robert Semco, a senior at Aquidneck Island Christian Academy in Portsmouth, has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high school national wide enter the program by taking the PSAT. The 16,000 semifinalists represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high-school seniors.
In keeping with the requirements for a semifinalist, Robert has had an outstanding academic record, been endorsed by a highschool official, written an essay, and earned SAT scores that confirmed his PSAT results.