In September, we published the news that Lakelander Laura Hagerty was a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist. Polk County Schools announced Wednesday Hagerty and five other Polk students are now Finalists. Hagerty is the daughter of Lakeland Local Photographer Tom Hagerty.
The other Lakeland Finalists are: Caroline E. Bresnan and Mae A.Valenti. Both attend Bartow International Baccalaureate. Hagerty attends Harrison School For The Arts. The scholarship winners will be announced in April, May and July 2011.