WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield High School senior Austin Chen is a 2019 National Merit Scholarship winner, the school district announced.

He was among 2,500 students selected from approximately 15,000 finalists across the United States to receive a national achievement scholarship of $2,500, the announcement said.

In September, the district had announced four students were named National Merit Semifinalists in the program honoring students showing exceptional academic ability.

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The pool of semifinalists represents less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

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