Schools hope to keep momentum, increase prestigious scholarship applicants

Two local high schools have a record number of finalists for a national scholarship honor.

Eight students from Center Grove High School and two from Franklin Community High School are finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. That’s the highest number of finalists each school has had, principals said.

Greenwood Community High School and Greenwood Christian Academy also each had one student qualify as a finalist, meaning all of Johnson County’s semifinalists advanced to the next round as finalists.

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