Twenty-five Walnut Valley seniors have been named 2012 National Merit Semi-Finalists.
They are among 16,000 academically talented students in the country who will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth more that $34 million offered next spring.
About 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the PSAT exam. The semi-finalists have the highest scores in the state and represent less than 1 percent of the high school seniors in the country.
The Walnut High students are Nitin Agrawal, Daniel Chen, Hong Chen, Roger Chen, Jonathan Chun, Jeremy S. Hsu, Justin Kang, Andrew Koo, Peter Lee, Allan Peng, Brittany Tsou, Parth Visrodia, Wesley Wu, Stephany Yong, Yalun Zhang.
Diamond Bar High students include Michael Cheng, Siri Guntupalli, Jason Hung, Richard Koh, Laura Mo, Ian Pan, Vincent Pang, Nadia Shakfeh, Joseph Tang and Crystal Zhang.
— Walnut Valley Unified School District