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Milpitas Artwalk features performing and visual arts

Milpitas Artwalk features performing and visual arts

Artwalk set for Saturday

Local talent of all types will be on view along Main Street on the 2023 Artwalk, set for Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. The free event will feature both performing and visual arts, as well as handmade items for sale.

Main Street will be open to traffic during the event. Visitors are encouraged to park at the Milpitas Library, 160 N. Main St., or find street parking in the neighborhood.

For more information, visit https://www.milpitas.gov/1128/ArtWalk.

National Merit semifinalists

Eleven Milpitas High School seniors are among nearly 1,140 Bay Area students named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, a countrywide competition among high school seniors.

Savan Bollu, Brandon C. Chiang, Edward Cui, Isaac R. Jones, Keryssa Li, Roman Silivra, Kevin J. Ting, Natasha Tiwari, Andrew K. Ton, Angie X. Wang and Christine Wang are among 16,000 semifinalists across the country — less than 1% of the nation’s high school seniors — who will now be considered for about 7,140 scholarships worth nearly $28 million next spring.

It’s the third-to-last step in the process. About 95% of semifinalists are expected to be named finalists, and approximately half of those finalists will earn a scholarship. Over 1.3 million high school juniors in 21,000 high schools entered the competition through the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, or PSAT, which serves as the initial screening of program entrants. The semifinalists announced this week include the highest-scoring students in each state.