National Merit semifinalists announced

National Merit semifinalists announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 40 seniors as National Merit semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. In previous years, approximately 20 seniors from the school were selected, making this year’s selection of 40 semifinalists almost double that of previous years. In addition to having high PSAT scores, semifinalists must be high-achieving and distinguished high […]

Four seniors named National Merit Scholars

Ben Beckman ’19, Ryan Wixen ’19, Yujung Park ’19 and Arts and Entertainment Editor Alexandra So ’19 won the National Merit Scholarship among more than 15,000 finalists. Winners will receive $2,500 as a reward for their academic achievement. According to U.S. News and World Reports, the recipients’ scores represent the top 1 percent of the […]

20 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected 20 seniors as National Merit Semifinalists Wednesday. Approximately 16,000 students from across the country are picked as semifinalists, with students chosen based on their PSAT scores. The number of semifinalists from Harvard-Westlake follows a downward trend: last year, 26 seniors qualified, and in the year prior 31 students were […]

26 seniors qualify as National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 26 seniors as some of the 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists based on their PSAT scores. Last year, the class of 2017 took the new PSAT, which is 35 minutes longer than the old test and has two sections as opposed to three. The old PSAT had critical reading, writing […]

31 seniors named National Merit Semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced Wednesday the names of 16,000 National Merit Semifinalists across the country, including 31 students from Harvard-Westlake. The semifinalists are the students whose 2015 PSAT scores comprise their respective states’ top one percent. California’s selective index, which is the state-specific cutoff minimum PSAT score needed to achieve semifinalist status, is […]

Sophomores, juniors to take the PSAT

Juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT Oct. 15. For most sophomores, it will be the first time taking the test. Juniors will have a chance at achieving National Merit Semifinalist status, which is given to students with scores in the highest 1 percent for their state. “I thought it was harder than I expected […]

Record 54 earn Merit semifinalist distinction

A record 54 students, almost 20 percent of the senior class, were named National Merit Semifinalists this year, the highest number in school history. Those students represent almost 2.7 percent of California’s 2,028 semifinalists, ranking the school fourth in the state in number of semifinalists and second in percentage of the senior class. “It’s a […]

28 qualify as National Merit semifinalists

28 seniors qualified to be National Merit Semifinalists based on their 2011 PSAT/NMSQT scores. Charlie Andrews-Jubelt Wendy Chen Madeleine Friendly Samantha Frischling Ben Gail Brendan Gallagher Rhett Gentile Clinton Hooks Martine Johannessen Brian Jun Harrison Kalt Kenneth Kim Maya Landau Joshua Lappen David Lim Elana Meer Yasmin Moreno Elias Putnam Michael Rothberg Chris Sebastian Demren […]