Six outstanding students at Hillcrest High School have been named finalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program. They join 16,000 others nationwide who have met he requirements to advance past the semifinalist round.
The selection of some 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners is now in progress. Winners of the scholarship will be notified in March. Offers will be sent their home addresses and confidential notices will be forwarded to high school principals.
Congratulations to the six National Merit Scholar finalists at Hillcrest. They are:
- Jeffrey R. Bennett
- Albert L. Cui
- Rachel C. Edwards
- Blake L. Ellsion
- Xueyou Wang
- Anna C. Wright
More than 1.5 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2008 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screening of the program entrants. The nationwide pool of the semifinalists, which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.