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12 Westport Students Among National Merit Finalists

Twelve Staples High School seniors are finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.
Twelve Staples High School seniors are finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – A group of 12 seniors from Westport’s Staples High School have been selected as finalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

Clayton Andrews, Robert DeLuca, Judy Feng, Jason Hoving, Blythe Lewis, Leo McElroy, Michael Menz, Douglas Russ, Marcus Russi, Jordan Shenhar, Felton Weller and Tiffany Yang are among approximately 15,000 finalists nationwide competing for available scholarships.

Approximately 8,300 students will be scholarship winners, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation website. Winners will be notified beginning in March.

In September, 18 Staples seniors were selected as semifinalists in the program.

More information about the National Merit Scholarship program, and its requirements, is available on the program’s website .

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