Several local students chosen as National Merit Semifinalists

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Several area high school seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists.

Students selected include Andrew Babbitt and Kyle Kiclighter of Veterans High School; Tejas Athni of Stratford Academy; Aidan Hintermaier and Isabelle Sharon of Mount de Sales Academy; and senior Tyler Gray of Georgia Military College Prep School.

They are among 16,000 semifinalists from across the country. Finalists will be chosen in February, and 7,500 scholarships will be awarded in the spring.

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea