September 13, 2023
By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources
WALNUT, CA- Walnut Valley USD proudly celebrates 15 Diamond Bar and Walnut High School seniors named semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.
These high achieving students represent the top 1% in the country.
Congratulations to the following students:
Diamond Bar High School: Jennifer Cheng, Himansi Gupta, Michael Hu, Angel Huang, Jeremiah Jung, Erdaifu Luo, Owen Ma, Felix Peng, Emily Ren, Dave Zheng, Natalie Zhou, and Michelle Zou.
Walnut High School: Dylan Sham, Phillip Tang, and Aron Wu.
The nationwide pool of approximately 16,000 semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state.
All semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $28 million to be awarded next spring.
Over 1.3 million students entered the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT Test as juniors which served as the initial screen of program entrants.
To move onto the finalist round, students are judged based on a detailed scholarship application covering their academic record, leadership abilities, employment, participation in school and community activities, and honors and awards received. Students must also write an essay and be recommended by a high school official.
Senior Scholars! Twelve Diamond Bar High School seniors have been named 2024 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.
Standout Seniors! Three Walnut High School seniors have been recognized as 2024 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists.