National Merit semifinalists from Tampa Bay
If we added it up right, there are 116 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists this year from public schools around Tampa Bay, according to the list released this week. Sixty-five are from Hillsborough, 40 from Pinellas, 10 from Pasco and one from Hernando.
They were selected from a pool of 1.5 million students nationwide, and will compete for about 8,400 top scholarships next spring.
You can see the Pinellas list here. (Sixteen are from Palm Harbor University High, 11 are from St. Peterburg High, four are from Seminole High and five schools split up the rest.)
You can see the rest of the semifinalists in Florida here.