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St. Mary’s students are National Merit honorees


The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized 12 young women from St. Mary’s Academy — two of whom are Lake Oswegans.

Portland-based St. Mary’s Academy’s 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists included Alannah Maynez of Lake Oswego. The private Catholic school’s 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Students included Emma Connelly of Lake Oswego.

This school year’s competition started in 2014 when 1.5 million juniors took the PSAT, a pool from which 16,000 semifinalists were chosen. The semifinalists can continue in the competition to be among 7,400 winners. The awardees will be announced in spring 2016.

A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors choose scholarship recipients based on their academic records, difficulty level of subjects studied and the grades earned, scores from two standardized tests, leadership in school and community activities as well as an essay and a recommendation from a high school official.

Learn hoop tips from top names in the sport

USA Men’s National Team Head Coach Don Showalter is holding one basketball player’s clinic and Stronger Team company owner Alan Stein, who has served as head coach for the Nike Skills Academies, will hold another this month.

Showalter’s clinic, for grade levels 9-12, will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, at Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road. Cost is $85. For more information, contact Greg Dundon at 503-806-2510 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Remember to bring your own lunch.

Stein’s clinic, for boys and girls ages 10-18, will be held 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Nov. 7. A coach question-and-answer session is planned for noon-1 p.m. that day. Cost is $69 per player in advance, $99 per player on the day of the event and $49 per coach. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://bit.ly/LakeOswegoCEC.

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