National Merit Semifinalist Honored at BOE Meeting

 National Merit Semifinalist Honored at BOE Meeting photo
Earl L. Vandermeulen High School senior Luigia Than was honored by the Board of Education at their Oct. 10 meeting. She, along with student Ibuki Iwasaki, were recognized for qualifying as semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented students represent the top 1 percent of students from across the country with the highest scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test along with approximately 1.6 million other juniors from across the country. They are now in the running for scholarships worth more than $32 million.

Here, Luigia is congratulated by Board of Education trustee Adam DeWitt, High School Principal Christine Austen and Superintendent of Schools Paul Casciano.