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BHS seniors earn national academic recognition

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.

From left, Jack Hanson, Jasmine Lim and Evan Fuller

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. 

Posted: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 15:08