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More than 130 students from west-central Florida are among 16,000 semifinalists for the latest National Merit scholarships, including 44 from Pinellas County, 82 from Hillsborough, three from Pasco and four from Hernando.

Hillsborough High topped area schools with 20, according to the list released this morning, followed by King High with 14, Palm Harbor University High with 12 and St. Petersburg High with eight.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:56am]


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