Congratulations to the nine BSD students who were named winners of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation $2,500 scholarship.  The students were chosen from a pool of more than 15,000 finalists.

Those selected as scholarship recipients were judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.  The scholars were selected by a committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors who reviewed a variety of information submitted by the students such as, the academic record, scores from standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay written by the finalist and a recommendation written by a high school official.

Below are the scholars from BSD:

Interlake High School
Mayhul Arora
Shannon Cassady
Jessica Dai
Faris Gulamali
Patrick Liu
Jawahar Madan
Jasmine Sun

International School
Karen Zhang

Newport High School
Paul Adler