Beaufort News

National Merit semifinalists announced

Michael Bible, who attends Beaufort Academy, and Matthew Couch, who attends Hilton Head Island High School, have been named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.

About 16,000 students across the country have been named semifinalists. About half will receive a National Merit Scholarship award. Students qualify for the program through their scores on the PSAT, which is taken by high school juniors.