University Lab School senior named finalist _lowres

Wesley Swain

University Laboratory School senior Wesley Swain is a finalist in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Swain now has an opportunity to continue in the competition for one of 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million total that will be awarded beginning in April, a news release said.

About 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2014 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants.

Swain was one of the approximately 16,000 semifinalists selected before advancing to the finalist level.