NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — Edward W. Ding, a senior at West Essex High School, has been named among the semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These students represent less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors who comprise the 16,000 semifinalists in the 64rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million.

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