Academic Achievers

Four St. Louis Park students named National Merit semifinalists.
Ilana Weinstein, Aaron Councilman and Elise Bargman. Not pictured, Kathryn Marusich

This fall, four St. Louis Park students—Kathryn Marusich of Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, and Elise Bargman, Aaron Councilman and Ilana Weinstein of St. Louis Park High School— were named National Merit semifinalists. The honor places them within the top 1 percent of students nationwide who took the 2015 PSAT. Later this month, they’ll find out if they’re finalists and eligible to compete for 7,500 scholarships worth more than $33 million.