Officials announced today that 14 Mainer high school seniors have been named National Merit Scholars.

The students will receive financial awards between $500 and $2,000 toward their college education.  The 14 Mainers are among 2,900 students nationwide to receive the award. The winners are selected based on academics, extracurricular activities and an essay.

The Maine National Merit Scholars announced today are:

Biddeford High School: Hilary B. Lariviere, Nathan S. Proctor

Boothbay Regional High School: Nathaniel H. Schwehm

Cape Elizabeth High School: Benjamin L. Richardson

Cheverus High School: Rachel E. Hawkinson, William A. Lenk

Deering High School: Rebecca J. Silver

Lincoln Academy: Madeline L. Sherrill

The Maine School of Science and Mathematics: Martha L. Hamlin

Marshwood High School: David E. Blass, Ryan T. Fallon

Phillips Academy, Andover: Winfield S. Shambaugh

Wells High School: Bridget K. Boyle

York High School: Cassie E. Burns