FAIRFIELD—The National Merit Scholarship Program commended five Fairfield College Preparatory School seniors and named one a semifinalist this fall.

The students’ recognition was based on their PSAT scores from last year.

Jonathan Siveyer was selected as a semifinalist, qualifying him to be in the running for selection as a 2017 National Merit finalist in February. Commended students are Grant Ballesteros, Junlin Mo, Brendan Flynn, Tom Paul and Ben Martinez, according to a Fairfield Prep press release.

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