February 19, 2018

San Mateo Volleyball Season Kicks Off -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Van Jones Show:Jay-Z -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chris Bosh Possible Comeback -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chloe Kim: The 17 Year Old Phenomenon -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Shaun White Wins Gold at Pyeongchang -

Friday, February 16, 2018

The Biggest Problems with the NBA All-Star Games -

Friday, February 16, 2018

History of Super Bowl -

Friday, February 16, 2018

Where would you take your date out on Valentine’s Day? -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeff Sessions’ History with Race Follows Him -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crazy Trades During The NBA Trade Deadline -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

“Love, Simon” and representation on the Big Screen -

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contraceptive Coverage Rollback Endangers Women -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Rape Accusation Made Against Former “Voice” Star -

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Should Confederate statues be taken down? -

Friday, February 2, 2018

John Aguilar: Ataque Rapido -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“The Mini Show” -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

‘Coco’ captura corazones de todos -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

College Visits -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Viaje a Teotihuacán -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

R&B Comeback -

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Bearcats Qualify for the National Merit Scholarship

 

National Merit Qualifiers at SMHS

On the morning of October 11, 2016, 10th and 11th grade students from all over the nations took the PSAT or the NSMQ. The test is composed of three sections; reading, writing, math and, while the test prepares students for the SAT, it also allows 11th grade students to qualify for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.  At San Mateo High School, there are 5 students who are semi-finalists in the competition to the receive $2,000.

Recipients of the scholarships are chosen by a committee of college admissions officers and secondary school counselors. The selection process is based on the student’s academic record, his or her significant contributions to the school and community, and the recommendation of the student’s school principal.“I feel honored that my score on a standardized test qualifies me to be a National Merit semifinalist”, says Shannon Lu (12). Shannon Lu, Vidhaat Dunna, Emily Sun, Charles P. Xiao and Lily Sai (all seniors) are students at SMHS who are semi-finalists for the competition. “Before I took the test, I didn’t really have any expectations. After the scores came out, though, I thought I might qualify.” also says Shannon. Senior Vidant Dunna on the other hand expected this kind of result. “I had a feeling that I would qualify due to my performance on the PSAT sophomore year”.  Students who qualify for the scholarship through their PSAT score have to have a score in the top 99 percentile.

According to Mr. Hanson, “qualifying for the scholarship is very difficult” and that “these students should be very proud of themselves”. For any information about the PSAT or the National Merit Scholarship you can visit Mr. Hanson in the career center or the National Merit Website.

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