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Diocesan students reach National Merit semifinals, achieve AP scholar awards

Students at five Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Arlington have been named Advanced Placement scholars and National Merit semifinalists. The National Merit Scholarship competition begins with the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, taken in the fall of junior year. Of the approximately 1.6 million entrants, only 15,000 become finalists.

Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School in Potomac Shores

89 AP scholars

2 National AP scholars: Michael Daly and Christopher Escamilla

3 National Merit semifinalists: Zachary Elliott, Lucas Haddock and Benjamin Raffier

Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria

72 AP scholars

National AP scholars: Annemarie Caballero and John Eastman

National Merit semifinalists: Grace Fisher and Samantha Fisher

Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington

160 AP Scholars

National AP scholars: Ryan Bhojwani, Peter Colevas, Emily Major and Alexander White

St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax

82 AP scholars

National AP scholars: Abigail Andrade, Teresa Baumann, Nicholas Rouck, Theresa Sheehan and Devon Zavacky

Seton School in Manassas

4 AP scholars 

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