National Merit Semifinalists announced for 2020

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 21 senior National Merit semifinalists this year, as determined by PSAT scores.  This year, the National Merit Semifinalists cutoff for California was a PSAT/NMSQT Selection Index of 222. In order to become a semifinalist, a student must be one of the highest-scoring students in their state. Generally, the number […]

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 […]

4 seniors advance to semifinal round to compete on national team

By Daniel Kim Four seniors, Alex Scharch ’11, Jack Petok ’11, Jeffrey Sperling ’11, and Jeremy Work ’11 have qualified for the semifinal round for a chance to compete on the 2011 U.S. Physics Team in Bangkok this summer. “We have been involved [with the competition] going back as early as Harvard School in the 1980s,” […]