Smithfield Herald

Corinth Holders student a step closer to scholarship

From left, Corinth Holders High School Principal Chase Ferrell congratulates Grant Masini has Masini's father, Louis, looks on.
From left, Corinth Holders High School Principal Chase Ferrell congratulates Grant Masini has Masini's father, Louis, looks on. Corinth Holders High School

Grant Masini, a senior at Corinth Holders High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

During a recent English class, Masini got the surprise news from guidance counselor Karen Morrison, Principal Chase Ferrell and his father, Louis Masini.

Masini qualified as a semifinalist by earning one of the highest scores in the state on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. He will learn in February if he is a finalist.

Merit Scholar finalists are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments and potential for success in rigorous college studies. They compete for some 8,000 National Merit Scholarships worth a combined $35 million.

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