Parker Kuzma, a student at Marysville High School, recently was named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program by the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

The high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million offered next spring.

About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and about half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship.