mathmatics and science

Two students from Abilene named National Merit semifinalists

Wed, Sep 20, 2017 - 6:09pm

Two students from Abilene have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship competition.

  • Eliana Pigott is a senior at Abilene High School.
  • Marianne Yuan is a student at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton.

Less than 1 percent of all high school seniors are named semifinalists who will continue in the running for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships. About 90 percent of semifinalists become finalists and about half of finalists become Merit Scholars.

Pigott, daughter of Kelly and Susan...