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Posted by Art of Problem Solving on Friday, September 8, 2017
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National Merit Semi-Finalists Announced"For the third year in a row, Bellevue’s Interlake High School had the most National Merit Scholarship program semifinalists of any school in the state, with 27 students who will compete for academic scholarships next spring.
Skyline High School in Sammamish was second, with 18 semifinalists, followed by Seattle’s Lakeside School, with 16.
The state’s semifinalists had the highest scores on the 2016 PSAT, which 1.6 million juniors took this past year. Each state’s number of semifinalists is proportional to the state’s percentage of the graduating seniors from across the nation."
Congratulations to all the SPS recipients:
Ingraham H.S.: 4
Garfield H.S: 4
Center School: 1
- Seattle Times Article Link
- Last Years Data: http://discussapp.blogspot.com/2016/09/2016-national-merit-semifinaists.html
- Semifinalists are the highest-scoring program entrants in each state and represent the top 0.5% percent per state.
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