National Merit Semifinalist

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Congratulations to HHS senior Albert Zhang, who was recently named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship program!

In order to be eligible for recognition and the competitive scholarships that this program offers, high school students are required to take the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Approximately 1.6 million students are entered into and screened for the program each year.

After the long-awaited test results were released, Albert was notified that he scored within the top 16,000 students, or the top 1% , of the 1.6 million test-takers nationwide. To compete for one of the final 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, Albert must score well on the upcoming SAT and continue his dedication to academic excellence.

“I’ve always worked hard to learn and understand as much as I possibly can,” said Albert, “and it’s really rewarding to see my hard work pay off.”