Two local students
have been named Semi-Finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship
Corporation (NMSC) competition.
School senior Branden Wong, and Andrean High School senior Thomas Pampalone.
They are among the
nationís 16,000 Semifinalists announced in the competition for some 7,500
Merit Scholarships, worth more than $31 million, to be offered next spring.
Wong and Pampalone
were named based on selection index scores on the 2017 PSAT/NMSQT, in the
64th annual competition.
Wong is the son of
Kwan and Yu Wong of Chesterton.
He is active on the
varsity tennis team, Science Olympiad, Speech and Debate and is a member of
National Honor Society (NHS).
Pampalone is the
son of Heidi and Tom Pampalone, of Chesterton.
He is President of