Boys water polo Senior Patrick Hajali named 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalist

Beckman has 26 National Merit Semi-Finalists!!!

 About 1.5 million students in some 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship competition annually when they take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). This serves to screen program entrants, measuring critical reading ability, mathematics problem-solving ability, and writing ability, rather than existing knowledge. Semifinalists are designated on a state representational basis, contingent on the total number of entrants and in proportion to each state’s percentage of the nation’s high school graduating seniors. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent of the state’s senior students. Recently, the 2017-18 National Merit semifinalists were announced and Beckman had a whopping 26 national merit semi-finalists! Congratulations to: Pradyun Biswas, Angela Cai, Erik Chen, Brian Chu, Sara Du, Darren Gerchick, Patrick Hajali, SeEun Hyung, Lucas Kim, Erica Lee, Daniel Murray, Britney Nguyen, Jennifer Pan, Grace Park, Elaine Pham, Rajan Saini, Min Ji Seo, Marva Shi, Aditya Suresh, Orion Tang, Sarah Teng, Tuong Minh Tran, Tristan Weaver, Jason Wong, Ziyi Wu, Michelle Xu