Maple Grove Senior High School students Sean McKenna, Martha Waterfield and Aniket Ketkar are all National Merit Scholarship Program finalists for 2013.
McKenna will seek a civil engineering degree at either MIT, University of Texas- Austin or the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.
Waterfield plans to pursue a degree in psychology at Carleton College.
Ketkar is planning to major in biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities.
Of the 1.5 million entrants, some 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index scores (critical reading + mathematics + writing skills scores) qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. In September, these high scorers are notified through their schools that they have qualified as either a commended student or semifinalist.