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Congratulations to the BHS National Merit Scholar and Commended Students

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced its 2021 list of semifinalist high school students, who will compete for a share of 7,600 scholarships worth more than $30 million. Winners will be announced nationally between April and July next year.

High school juniors, 11th graders, in about 21,000 high schools in the United States entered the academic competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The highest-scoring students in each state represent the pool of semifinalists who, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, represent less than 1% of United States high school seniors.

Burbank High School is proud to announce that MAHIMA KODAVATI has qualified as a semi-finalist



Burbank High School is also proud to announce that the following students have been Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2021 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scores of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)

Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success”

 Armen M Arakelyan

Sona Avanesyan

Joshua L Ericson

Zachary T Forster

Alexander Gavrishev

Ananya R Katappagari

Hye Jun Kwon

Sean McGinn

Jhan Pogosyan

Kelton M Shea

Yana Stepanyan

Casey D Stott

Alissa J Tong