The list of semi-finalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Corporation, released last week, included a number of students from the Foster City/San Mateo area.
Semi-finalists in the academically prestigious competion will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $48 million, to be offered next spring.
Only the top 1 percent of applicants in the nation receive National Merit finalist recognition, which they enter each year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The standardized test measures critical reading, math problem-solving and writing skills.
Congratulations to the following local students!
ARAGON HIGH SCHOOL:
David M. Koshy
Jong Hyung Lim
Marie A. Mihara
Garrett T. Tan
HILLSDALE HIGH SCHOOL:
Jeremy K. Chai
SAN MATEO HIGH SCHOOL:
JUNIPERO SERRA HIGH SCHOOL:
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