Henry Leonard, a senior at Joseph A. Foran High School in Milford, has qualified as a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Students become eligible for the award by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) administered annually at their high school. More than 1.5 million juniors across the country took the exam administered last year, with fewer than one percent of test-takers receiving semifinalist status.

As a semifinalist, Henry will now move on to the next round of the competition where he will seek to become a finalist and ultimately be eligible for a variety of scholarships provided by corporations and businesses across the country. Finalists will be named in the spring.