Four Manatee County high school students have been named semifinalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
The qualifying students are: Brian Gentry, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School; Taylor Myers, Braden River High School; Samy Ramadane, IMG Pendleton School; and Mackenzie Yaryura, Southeast High School.
The four seniors qualified for the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year of high school and are among 16,000 students who achieved semifinalist status this year — less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors.
The students will compete for 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Class 7A-Distrit 10 championship
The Lakewood Ranch High volleyball team captured its fourth straight district title with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-13 victory over Sarasota in the Class 7A-District 10 championship Oct. 23. Nicole Grant powered the Lady Mustangs with 12 kills, two blocks and eight digs. Layne Thompson added 11 kills and one block. Kaylee York recored seven kills, one block and nine digs. Courtney Rapp dished out 35 assists and had a block. Lakewood will play host to East Lake in a regional quarterfinal match Oct. 29. Sarasota will travel to Seminole for its regional quarterfinal.
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Ladies in the Lakewood Ranch Women's Club put on their poker faces Oct. 23 for the club’s annual Monty Carlos’ Casino Night, at the Polo Grill's Fete Ballroom.
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