The semi-finalists for Hannibal’s annual Tom and Becky competition were announced over the weekend.

The first round of judging which concluded Friday results in the naming of seven boys and seven girls who will move to the next round of judging in April.

Five girls and five boys will go on the finals, with the official Tom and Becky for 2017-18 announced during National Tom Sawyer Days on July 4th.

The Tom semi-finalists include Connor Arnold, Colton Broughton, Andrew Catalpa, Cameron Denk, Elija Dexheimer, Sam Hirner and Eric Hudson.

The semi-finalists for the next Becky include Abigail Beck, Linnea Brown, Cailee Combs, Brooklyn Haye, Kendel Locke, Claire Martinson and Jade Thomas.