Seven King’s High School students recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Friday, April 26, 2019

Pictured from left: Ha Eun Ko, Emmie Wang, Esther Ng, Elma Lu, Naomi Smith, Cormac Wolf. Not Pictured: Joshua Cui.


This month, seven King’s High School students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as having met requirements to enter the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.

To be recognized by the NMSC, students must have taken the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and completed the test with a Selection Index Score of 212 or above.

From approximately 1.6 million program entrants across the nation, King’s Juniors Joshua Cui, Ha Eun (Eunice) Ko, Elma Lu, Esther Ng, Naomi Smith, Emmie Wang, and Cormac Wolf, are among the top 50,000 highest-scoring participants who will be recognized this fall.

High School Principal Bob Ruhlman stated, “It is a fun day to dial up parents with the news of their student’s recognition by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Joshua, Eunice, Elma, Esther, Naomi, Emmie and Cormac are highly capable young people with test scores that are superb by any measure. Congratulations!”

From the 50,000 high scorers nationwide, about 34,000 students will be commended for their performance on the PSAT. The other 16,000 will be named National Merit Program Semifinalists in September and continue in the competition towards earning the Merit Scholarship, which is offered to only 7,500 students.



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