Categories: Runestad News 11Oct Rep. Runestad recognizes local scholarship semifinalists Rep. Jim Runestad today congratulated two local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, Jack Lewis from Milford High School and Matthew Person from Lakeland High School.“I’m honored to represent such talented and dedicated young individuals in my district,” Rep. Runestad said. “Jack and Matthew should be very proud of this impressive achievement. They definitely have bright futures ahead of them.”The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships among high school students. Semifinalists are selected based on their Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) performance. Approximately 16,000 students each year qualify as semifinalists on a state-representational basis.Finalists and winners of the National Merit Scholarship will be announced early next year.