Burlingame and Hillsborough Students Make National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist List

Nearly a dozen students in Burlingame and Hillsborough are among the semifinalists for the prestigious scholarship program.

The list of semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Competition, released last week, included 11 students from Burlingame and Hillsborough high schools.

Semi-finalists in the academically prestigious competition 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 these students from Burlingame High School:

Grace J. Hu

Jack P. Spira

Drew D. Willoughby

Congratulations to this student from Mercy High School:

Amanda R. Odasz

Congratulations to these students from Crystal Springs Uplands School:

Kelsey D. Biddle

Peter Buckley

Kristen Chui

Ava L. Kamb

Gary A. Lee

Ka Heng Lo

John R. Mark

Melinda J. McTeigue

Sophia J. Murguia

Joule P. Voelz

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