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7 DBHS Seniors Receive National Merit Scholarships

NEWS                                                                                    Walnut Valley Unified School District

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     880 S. Lemon Avenue

May 11, 2016                                                                         Walnut, CA 91789



Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources

(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204


7 DBHS seniors receive National Merit scholarships

DIAMOND BAR, CA—Seven Diamond Bar High School (DBHS) seniors have won prestigious $2,500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Congratulations to the following DBHS students: Eric T. Chen, Charlene L. Hsu, Jung Hyun Kim, Hsuan-Te Sun, Jonathan Sun, Crystal Tin-Tin Chang, Margaret Wang,

The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees around the country were chosen from a talented pool of more than 15,000 finalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program, according to a May 11 release from the non-profit corp.

National Merit Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

They were judged on their academic record, scores from two standardized tests, contributions and leadership in school and community activities, an essay, and a recommendation written by a high school official. 

The competition for the 2016 scholarships started in October 2014, when more than 1.5 million juniors applied for the 7,500 scholarships, which will have a total value of more than $33 million.