The is proud to announce that nine students have been named as finalists for the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Competition.
All of the students were named semifinalists for the program in September 2010 and have fulfilled each of the requirements to advance to the finalist level. The finalists are eligible to receive state, corporate and college scholarships. The students to earn this outstanding achievement are Daniel C. Bach, Eric A. Collet, Daniel H. Kim, Katherine Kuang, Clarissa C. Li, Belinda Y. Wang, Harris J. Weber, Catherine M. Ye, and Sumayya Younus.
More than 1.5 million juniors in over 22,000 high schools nationwide entered the 2011 Merit Program by taking the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). The highest scorers in each state were designated semifinalists, in numbers representing less than one percent of each state’s high school graduating class. This year 16,000 students were selected as semifinalists.