Local Students Make National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist List

Students from Aragon High, San Mateo High, Hillsdale High and Junipero Serra High School are among the semi-final line-up of the prestigious scholarship program.


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!



Smita Jain

David M. Koshy

Alison Kuo

Jong Hyung Lim

Marie A. Mihara

Garrett T. Tan

Sangwon Yun



Jeremy K. Chai



Shadi Barhoumi

Karen Chee

Diane Liu

Eric Liu

Victoria Xiao



Raymond Whelan


For the latest in local education/school news, follow Patch! And don't forget to sign up for our daily e-newsletter and breaking news alerts, delivered straight to your inbox.

Sign up for the San Mateo Patch daily newsletter | Follow San Mateo Patch on Twitter | Like San Mateo Patch on Facebook  | Blog for San Mateo Patch

Sign up for Foster City Patch's daily newsletter |  Like Foster City Patch on Facebook | Blog for Foster City Patch | Follow Foster City Patch on Twitter

Catherine Richards September 19, 2012 at 05:05 PM
When you leave out high schools in the surrounding cities, you leave out San Mateo student residents who also make this list every year. In future articles, please include all seven high schools in the San Mateo Union High School District. We are proud of our students!


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »