Laura Watkins, a student at Centennial High School, and Grace Holland, a student at Columbus Alternative High School, have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Laura Watkins, a student at Centennial High School, and Grace Holland, a student at Columbus Alternative High School, have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

Semifinalists are the students who achieve the highest scores on the PSAT. Semifinalists will compete for approximately 8,400 scholarships worth more than $36-million.