Julian Suh-Toma, a senior at Sequoyah School, is one of thirteen students from the Pasadena area that has been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
According to its website, the National Merit Scholarship Program is an “academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. Approximately 1.6 million high school students enter the program each year.” The program adds that “semifinalists are the highest scoring entrants [in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)] in each state.”
To be considered a finalist, semifinalists must meet “high academic standards and all other requirements,” including planning to attend college in the upcoming year. More information on the requirements for the program can be found here.
When asked for comment on his recent commendation, Suh-Toma said he was “honored and humbled” to be considered a Nation Merit Semifinalist. He is currently “optimistic in his future” surrounding college and the application process.
“I can’t really say much other than I am just grateful to help represent Sequoyah in a good light,” Suh-Toma added.