Two Wilton High School seniors were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. School officials announced that Mia A. Ruefenacht and Michael D. Wallace met all requirements to advance to finalist standing.

Over 15,000 students across the country moved on to the finalist level from the 16,000 students who were named as semifinalists in Sept. 2017. To become a finalist, a semifinalist must submit a detailed scholarship application, which includes evidence of an academic record of very high performance, endorsement by the school principal, SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying test performance, a self-descriptive essay and evidence of the student’s participation and leadership in school and community activities. These students are now eligible for National Merit Scholarship recognition, which will be awarded this spring.