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More students named National Merit semifinalists

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The downturn in SAT scores by last year's seniors may soon reverse as the Washington area saw an increase in National Merit semifinalists, students recognized for top scores on the PSAT exam. It was a record year for Fairfax County Public Schools, whose 234 semifinalists toppled the county's 2009 record of 219, as well as last year's 189. When it comes to National Merit, Fairfax tends to rise...