National Merit semifinalists announced

Rockford High School recently announced that three seniors have qualified as semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,400 National Merit Scholarships, worth more than $36 million, that will be offered next spring. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program are (l–r) Christine Scales, Molly Grettenberger and Haley Pilgrim, all Rockford High School students.

Christine Scales, daughter of Jim and Cheryl Scales, is planning to study arts administration, psychology and literature after graduation. She has narrowed her choices to Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Butler, and Northwestern.

Molly Grettenberger, daughter of Louis and Karen Grettenberger, is planning to study harp performance after graduation. She is narrowing her college choices to Michigan State University, University of Michigan, IU Bloomington, and Arizona State.

Haley Pilgrim, daughter of David and Peg Pilgrim, is planning to study sociology and women’s studies after graduation. She is narrowing her college choices to universities in the Chicago area.

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