Congratulations to National Merit Semifinalists & Commended Students
Students were named based on earning a qualifying score on the PSAT in their Junior Year. About 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are notified that they have qualified as Semifinalists. To ensure that academically talented young people from all parts of the United States are included in this talent pool, Semifinalists are designated on a state-representational basis. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. Only 16,000 students out of 1.5 million applicants are awarded as semifinalists. Congratulations to Wheeler's Semifinalists:
About 34,000 of the approximately 1.5 million applicants on the PSAT/NMSQT® receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Commended Students are named on the basis of a nationally applied Selection Index scores. Congratulations to Wheeler's Commended Students:
Kar Shin Lin
Congratulations to Richard Udall, '16, for joining both the 800 Club and Club 36! Richard scored an 800 on the Math portion of the SAT and a 36 on the Science section of the ACT.
Congratulations to our newest 800 Club member, Ashruth Reddy,'16. Ashruth scored an 800 on the math section of the SAT.
Ms. Sumana Moudgal has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Yale Educator Award. This award, sponsored by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions, recognizes educators from around the world who inspire and support their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Students entering the Yale Class of 2019 were asked to nominate outstanding educators who have deeply impacted their lives. Ms. Moudgal was nominated for the award by Matthew Coffin,'15, then selected as a winner by a committee in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Darren Tan,'16, won 2nd place at the Southeast Regional YoYo Championship 2015. The top 5 winners are qualified to compete in the U.S. National YoYo Championship taking place next month in California. Watch his performance
Congratulations to the newest member of the 800 Club, Delaney Rickles,'16. Delaney scored an 800 on the Critical Reading section of the SAT.
Aliyah Auerbach and Mitchell Kramer performed at the 8th annual National Chinese Language Conference held in Atlanta. Aliyah sang while Mitchell accompanied her on piano as they demonstrated traditional Chinese song. View the performance
Congratulations to Zoey Hartman, '16, and Matthew Reese,'16, for earning a perfect score on the ACT! Zoey and Matthew earned a 36 composite score on the June administration of the ACT. ACT Inc. reports that fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score of 36.
Congratulations to Erwin Cai,'16, for earning a perfect 2400 on the SAT! Erwin received 800's on all three sections of the June administration of the SAT. College Board reports that, of the 1,664,479 students in the class of 2012 who took the SAT, 360 got a perfect score, that’s .02%, the Huffington Post reported. Erwin also won the national championship ( for sabre cadet event) in the Summer Nationl Fencing Competition,held in San Francisco California. This is the 4th time he has won a national title since he began fencing 8 years ago. He also won a silver medal for cadet in the European Cup held in Hungary last October.
Congratulations to Michael Anand, '16, for joining Club 36. Michael scored a 36 on the Math section of the ACT.
Congratulations to our newest Club 36 & 800 Club members! Sophia Freaney,'16, scored an 800 on the Math section of the SAT, Alex Mayfield,'16, scored a 36 on the Science section of the ACT!