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National Merit Scholarship Program Recognizes 10 Dublin High School Students

October 26, 2011

Every Fall high school juniors from Dublin High School and across the country wake up early to write the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) – a dry-run for the SAT used for college admissions. As an incentive to do well on the test, and to recognize extraordinary achievement, the National Merit Scholarship Program acknowledges students as demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the PSAT. The results for Dublin High School seniors who took the test in the Fall of 2010 are now in… the envelope please.

In 2010, over 1.5 million students took the PSAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. Of the 1.5 million test takers, 50,000 high scorers (approx. 3% of all PSAT test takers) with the highest PSAT scores in critical reading, writing and mathematics qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Based on their national index test scores, 34,000 high performers have been named Commended Students.

Seven Dublin High School seniors have received letters of commendation and are recognized as Commended Scholars. Congratulations to:

  • Ronil Bhatia
  • Patricia Li
  • Irene Liu
  • Kevin Ngo
  • Alexander Palomares
  • Cecilia Wijayang
  • Cathy Yuan

From the 50,000 high scorers, approximately 15,000 students (approx. 1% of all PSAT test takers) have been named National Merit Program Semi-finalists.  Of these semi-finalists, 8,200 Finalists will be selected as Merit Scholars later this school year, in Spring 2012 (Finalists are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship).  Three Dublin High School seniors have been honored as Semi-finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Competition.  Congratulations to:

  • Raymond Liu
  • Andrew Song
  • Christian Wang

More information about the PSAT / SAT and PLAN / ACT college admissions tests is available here.

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  1. 4fairness permalink
    October 27, 2011 7:55 am

    This is a huge achievement!! Congratulations to all of you – we are very proud of you!!


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