The Los Alamitos Unified School District recently announced three National Merit Semifinalists Students for 2015-2016.
They are Danielle Beaudreau, Mark Kim, and Ashley Willingham.
The semi-finalists are students who scored in the top 1 percent of students who took the Preliminary SAT nationwide in fall 2014.
According to information provided by the National Merit Scholarship organization, approximately 16,000 of the 1.5 million students who participated in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT in October 2014 were recognized as National Merit Semifinalists.
To become a finalist, the student must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.