2 HHI students named National Merit semifinalists

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) – Two seniors at Hilton Head Island High School have been named semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Haley Stuligross and Matt Trusz are among 172 students out of 56 public high schools in South Carolina who are semifinalists. Nationally, they are among 16,000 high school seniors nationwide who have been named semifinalists.

The semifinalists will vie for 8400 scholarships worth more than $36 million that will be offered next spring.

Haley and Matt are enrolled in Hilton Head Island High School's International Baccalaureate Program seeking the IB diploma, according to the Beaufort Co. School District.

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