Posts about National Merit

September 13, 2019

24 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Seniors are 2020 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

We are so proud to announce that 24 of our students have earned places as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly 16,000 students across the nation have qualified as Semifinalists, and we are thrilled to have continued representation on our campus. 71% of our senior class was recognized this year including National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students.  

Of these Semifinalists and Commended Students, Head of School, Mr. Toby Walker gushed, "We are immensely proud of the National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Students this year. They have achieved so much as high school students and this recognition is no surprise to anyone. Please join me in congratulating each and every one of them." 

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May 8, 2019

Four BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Students Named National Merit Scholarship Winners in 2019!

Congratulations to the following students who have been announced as National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winners

 Jaydev B., Shiven G., Sahil J., and Krystal J. Y.!

From approximately 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, only about 16,000 were named Semifinalists - 19 of them were BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students. 
 
"Congratulations to all four students on receiving this impressive recognition! All of these students are real scholars but also well-rounded participants in their school community." - Mr. Toby Walker, Head of School

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September 14, 2018

23 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Seniors are 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

We are so proud to announce that 23 of our students have earned places as Semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly 16,000 students across the nation have qualified as Semifinalists, and we are thrilled to have continued representation on our campus.

To qualify as a Semifinalist this year, each student must have a score that falls in the top 1% on the PSAT taken during their junior year. All Semifinalists now have the opportunity to compete for a Finalist position, which could lead to securing a National Merit Scholarship. We wish our students the best, and look forward to the Finalist results coming out in February.

Please join us in congratulating our Semifinalists:

Brandon Baik

Chethan Bhateja

Jaydev Bhateja

Ethan Feng

Jasleen Ghai

Mario Goranov

Shiven Gupta

Kayra Ilkbahar

Sahil Jain

Nikhita Jayaprakash

Edrea Jiang

Aniket Kapadia

Ray Lin

Samrit Mathur

Eva Prakash

Simran Sadhwani

Alexander Seys

Lori Tsai

Abhiraam Wadekar

Dennis Woo

Krystal Yang

Beryl Zhou

Jennifer Zhou

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September 14, 2017

21 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Students Honored as National Merit Semifinalists!

On Wednesday, September 13, officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program – including 21 BASIS Independent Silicon Valley students. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

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