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15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists
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15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fifteen students in nine Fulton County high schools have been named semifinalists for one of the nation's most prestigious scholarships for African-American high school students.

These students hope to be counted among 1,300 finalists nationwide competing for 700 scholarships valued at $2,500 each. The finalists will be announced in January.

To become a semifinalist, an African-American students must score exceptionally high on the PSAT when he or she is a high school junior. Now, the 15 Fulton County students who qualify must maintain records of high academic performance, be endorsed by their schools' principals and earn stellar SAT scores to win the scholarship.

Fulton County's 2012 National Achievement Scholarship semifinalists are:

Alpharetta High
Chelsea Roberts
Chico Scott

Centennial High, Roswell
Nazlah S. Black
Matthew A. Wakefield

Chattahoochee High, Johns Creek
Shenelle Armstrong
Lauren Covington
Andrew J. Richardson

Johns Creek High
Micah C. Jones

Milton High
Heather B. Akumiah
Taylor A. Chishom

North Springs Charter High, Sandy Springs
Christopher B. Davidson

Riverwood International Charter, Sandy Springs
Taja Strickland

Roswell High
William Anene

Westlake High, Southwest Atlanta
Michael I. Hawk
Justin M. Winston

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