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Parker students Gregg and Wharton advance as National Merit Scholarship finalists

<p>Gregg Paul (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)</p>

Gregg Paul (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)

<p>Aidan Wharton (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)</p>

Aidan Wharton (PHOTO COURTESY OF PARKER FOR NHN)

Parker School seniors Paul Gregg and Aidan Wharton have advanced as finalists for a National Merit Scholarship Award.

In September, Gregg and Wharton were notified that each was one of about 16,000 national semi-finalists out of the 50,000 highest scorers of approximately 1.5 million high school students who took the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test last year. Now they have advanced to a group of about 15,000 finalists.

Gregg and Wharton will find out in March if they are among approximately 8,300 National Merit Scholarship Award winners. The awards range from a $2,500 lump sum scholarship, to corporate-sponsored and college-sponsored scholarships. Last year, Parker’s Kieran Najita was a Merit Scholarship Award winner. In the last three years, Parker has had six of the 10 total Big Island finalists. For more information, visit www.parkerschool.net.