The 2018 National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Scholars were recognized last week at a breakfast celebration hosted by the SPHS ASB. (Photo Courtesy of SPHS)

On February 14, the SPHS Associated Student Body hosted a congratulatory breakfast for the 2018 National Merit honorees. This year, SPHS recognizes three Semifinalists and 19 Commended Scholars. Students qualify by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and earning among the highest scores in the state. Semifinalists compete for National Merit Scholarships that will be announced in the spring. Congratulations and go Tigers!

National Merit Semifinalists: Kate Ba, Marta Jerebets, Jae Jin Lee

National Merit Commended Scholars: Bethany Chen, Daniel Chun, Emily Dunn, Ashley Gao, Adam Hamden, Tate Johnson, Phoebe Kim, Natali Lelieur, Caroline Liu, Isaac Marziali, Theodore Matsusaka, Alina Medhi, Timothy Okitsu, Craig Parker, Ashley Sato, Cole Schroeder, David Seo, Ciena Valenzuela-Peterson, Brandon Yung

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