Student News Oct. 21, 2021

Christian Jepperson, a Brandon Valley High School senior, is among the 16,000 semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship program.

He is now eligible for the finalist portion of the program, where 7,500 students will be selected as finalists next spring.

The ranking is based on scores from the 2020 preliminary scholastic aptitude test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test that measures literacy, numeracy and writing skills needed for academic success in college.

Jepperson is the son of Ryan and Gretchen (Papik) Jepperson of Sioux Falls, and the grandson of Gary and Janine Papik, Luverne.

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