Ridgefield High School senior Fiona Sleigh has been named a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship.

Sleigh, who’s name was announced with approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship program last week, was the only RHS student to earn the academic recognition.  

As a semifinalist, Sleigh will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.

National Merit Scholarship winners of 2019 will be announced beginning in April. These scholarship recipients will join some 338,000 other distinguished young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.

Last year, Ridgefield had eight semifinalists and two winners.