Five seniors from Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. This achievement puts them among the top high school scholars in the country. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award, which are announced in the spring of 2018, the students must fulfill several requirements. Finalists are chosen based on their academic records, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received.

Chaska High School National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:  Kayla Lyman and Austin Wu.

Chanhassen High School National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: (left to right) Katelyn Lydeen, Matthew Reich and Nathan Pharis.