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
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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