Three seniors at Burnsville High School (BHS) are among the most academically-talented scholars in the country based upon their performance in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program.
Approximately 1.5 million students across the country took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), and 50,000 are now being recognized for their outstanding scores.
"These students have earned significant academic recognition — the type that is noticed by admission offices at colleges and universities," said Ashley Welke, a counselor at Burnsville High School. "They can take great pride in this accomplishment."
Jasmine Lim is among fewer than one percent of students who are named as National Merit Semi-finalists. She will now be considered as a National Merit Finalist, a list that will be announced at a later date.
Evan Fuller and Jack Hanson have been named as Commended Students, a designation that goes to fewer than 3.5 percent of those who took the test.
Jasmine is considering a career in mechanical engineering while Jack may go into computer science or engineering, and Evan is thinking about becoming an engineer or chemist.