Approximately 1.6 million juniors in 21,000 high schools entered the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2018 preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Of the 1.6 million entrants, 50,000 with the highest PSAT/NMSQT® Selection Index scores (calculated by doubling the sum of the reading, writing and language, and math test scores) qualified for recognition in the National Merit® Scholarship Program.
Seven Serra Padres Named National Merit Scholars
Seven Serra seniors have been named National Merit Scholars! Jack Dugoni and Kevin Bryan are semifinalists this year–a feat accomplished by only 16,000 students in the entire United States! Sriyash Erra, Alan Ou, Joshua Kingsley, Jason Wang and Owen Wiley are commended students, five of 34,000 students who were recognized in this category.
"Our Padres continue to demonstrate the success of the academic profile at Serra," said Principal Charlie McGrath. "Their advancement as semifinalists at the national level is significant. The boys' intellectual ranking is an outward sign of their scholarly preparedness and that of the faculty at Serra. I salute the boys and all the teachers who celebrate their success."
Pictured (l-r): Jason Wang, Kevin Bryan, Jack Dugoni, Sriyash Erra, Owen Wiley and Alan Ou. Not pictured: Joshua Kingsley.