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GRHS students named Merit Semifinalists

Oct 28, 2015 | Community Relations
hasnain Ali  jerry yang
                    Hasnain Ali                                      Jerry Yang

George Ranch High School’s Hasnain Ali and Jerry Yang are Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

The two students now have the opportunity to compete for National Merit Scholarships, Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Awards and College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Awards.

To become semifinalists, the students competed with more than 1.5 million high school juniors in nearly 22,000 high schools across the country by taking the PSAT/National Merit Qualifying Test. The nationwide pool of semifinalists represents less than one percent of current U.S. high school seniors. More than 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies, without regard to gender, race, ethnic origin or religious preference.