They are among 220 Fairfax County Public Schools students from 17 high schools have been named semifinalists earning the honor from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) for 2014.
All semifinalists are eligible to compete for 8,000 National Merit Scholarship awards worth $35 million, to be awarded in spring 2014.
South Lakes: Laura Ferraro, Madeleine King, Yatian Li, Abigail Reinhold, and Chiara Sauvage.
Herndon: Michael Chen, Emily Schaal, Jefferson Sheron, and Tae-Jung Yang.
Students are selected nationwide based on their PSAT scores junior year. Winners will be chosen in the spring.