The National Merit Scholarship Program has announced the semifinalists for its 2016 scholarship program. Finalists will be named in the spring. Area students are listed alphabetically by town. They are:

Bath: Morse High School, Aaron Ouellette; Brunswick: Brunswick High School, Shane Lyons; Camden: Watershed Community School, Jesse Dunn; Cape Elizabeth: Cape Elizabeth High School, Madeleine Bowe, Alexander Mukai, William Steldl; Cumberland: Greely High School: Andrea Bryant; Abigail Israel, Harrison Pershing, Matthew Pisini; Falmouth: Falmouth High School, Maxwell Brautigam, Sarah Dobbins, Keenan Kent, Jaspreel Kohli, Faraz Sanal; Farmington: Mount Blue High School, Miriam Cohen; Gorham: Gorham High School, Coleman Dowdle; Gray: Homeschool, Joseph Vozzo; Kennebunk: Kennebunk High School, Amy Eckland, Ashley Kayser, Kobi O’Reilly; Lewiston: Lewiston High School, Per Kyle Aiitiquisi; Newcastle: Lincoln Academy, Corwin Rockwood; Portland: Baxter Academy For Technology And Science, Benjamin Rovner-Fydman; Cheverus High School, Kenneth Drelich; Homeschool, Eleanor Graham; Catherine McAuley High School, Mai Mangin; Portland High School, Benjamin Freedman; Waynflete School, James Bigbee, Benjamin Mallon, Liam McNiff, Michael Michaelson; Saco: Thornton Academy, Tristan Falardeau, Alanna Haslam; Scarborough: Scarborough High School, Elizabeth Gentile, Amelia Levesque, Sarah Linehan, Elliot Youth; South Berwick: Berwick Academy, Claire Breger-Belsky, Nina Dashti-Gibson, Mason Jacques, Eric Rawn, Julia Schaepe, Christian Zinck; Marshwood High School: Erin Byrne, Henry Hausmann; South Paris: Oxford Hills High School, Benjamin Andrews; Wells: Wells High School, Kate Macollni; Windham: Windham High School, Elliot Clark, Rachel O’Connor; Yarmouth: North Yarmouth Academy, Sonia Lin; Yarmouth High School, Walter Conrad, Sarah Kirk.