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Gainesville High senior selected as National Merit Scholarship semifinalist
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Gainesville High School student Adam Jobson, pictured with Principal Jamie Green, is a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship.

Gainesville High School senior Adam Jobson has been selected as a semi-finalist for the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 16,000 semi-finalists from across the nation are selected to compete for 7,500 merit scholarships worth an estimated $31 million.

The semi-finalists are among the top 1 percent of more than 1.6 million students across 22,000 high schools who entered the 2019 competition by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Test, according to officials with Gainesville City Schools.

“Gainesville High School is very proud of Adam and all of his accomplishments,” GHS Principal Jamie Green said in a press release. “His selection as a semifinalist in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program is a reflection of his innate talents and abilities, as well as a testament to the incredible support he has received from his family and his teachers.

In February 2019, 15,000 finalists will be selected based upon academic achievement, SAT scores, leadership abilities and participation in various school events and community activities.

The scholarship awardees will then be announced in April.

From this group, National Merit Scholarship winners will be determined and announced in April.

Compiled by reporter Joshua Silavent