As you may know, this competition is based on PSAT scores from October. Out of 1.5 million students who took the PSAT, only 50,000 students are considered for this honor – wow! In the fall, Isabel and Celeste will find out if they are chosen as finalists for the award.
This is such an amazing honor! Please congratulate them both, and wish them luck! I think that this news also serves as an affirmation of our school and district’s efforts to increase access and equity by offering the PSAT to all juniors for free.
For more information about the PSAT and National Merit Scholarship Program: http://www.nationalmerit.org/