Three seniors from the Beverly Hills High School class of 2021 have been recognized as National Merit Finalists. Parsa A Farnad, Bradley K Moon, and Nicholas M Walker “have each exemplified incredible scholarly merit and their achievements are one we celebrate,” said a statement from the Beverly Hills Unified School District. Some 1.5 million students take the PSAT, National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in their junior year. Out of those 1.5 million students, some 50,000 of the highest scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Of those 50,000 students, about 16,000, or approximately one-third, qualify as semifinalists and about 15,000 become finalists.
The BHUSD statement added, “It is always exciting to recognize our students’ accomplishments over the years, but throughout a pandemic it is quite outstanding to honor their work especially throughout these times. Without a doubt, we are incredibly excited to see the mountains they will climb and the things they will achieve as they begin their journey upon graduation and as they enter higher education.”