By Helen Zeidman
Senior Jessica Sun has earned a spot as a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship for a chance to win thousands of dollars to pay for her college education.
The SAT standardized test is commonly known as one of the most important tests students will take during high school. But, many students do not know the importance of the preliminary SAT test, also known as the PSAT/NMSQT.
Sun is a prime example of the success that the PSAT can bring. Her impressive performance on the PSAT has landed her in a prestigious academic scholarship competition through the National Merit Scholarship Program.
“I was really excited when I found out. I was also hoping I would be one when I got my score back,” Sun said. “This hasn’t changed my future plans much. But I am looking into more schools that offer the national merit scholarships.”