Issaquah School District has 13 National Merit semifinalists
September 28, 2010
Thirteen students from Issaquah, Liberty and Skyline high schools have placed as National Merit semifinalists.
Of the 1.5 million high school juniors who took the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, only 16,000 were named as semifinalists in the 56th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The pool of semifinalists represents less than 1 percent of the country’s high school seniors.
About 15,000 semifinalists will become finalists, and about half of the finalists can earn the title of National Merit Scholar.
Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record, be endorsed by their high school principal and earn high SAT scores. They must also submit an application, which includes a student essay and information about the semifinalists’ leadership and community activities. National Merit Scholarships winners will learn if they have won one of the 2,500 scholarships worth $2,500 this spring.
The semifinalists include:
Issaquah High School
Liberty High School
Skyline High School