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Rowland High School Boasts Three National Merit Scholarship Finalists

ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA – APRIL 14, 2008 – Three students from Rowland High School have been named finalists in the National Merit ®  Scholarship Program, which recognizes students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Students Steven Chang, Frank Teng and Winnie Wong were recognized by the Rowland Unified Board of Education last week for their achievement.
                Each year, the National Merit Program recognizes the highest performing students throughout the United States who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) during their junior year. To be honored, a student must score above the 98th percentile of all student participants in the country, earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier qualifying test performance, and submit a detailed scholarship application form. Later this month and in May, student finalists will learn if they have won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships, corporate scholarships or college financing.
                Steven Chang – Steven maintains a 4.2 GPA, ranks fourth in his class and is on track to receive an International Baccalaureate diploma. He has participated in Destination Imagination, track, is president of Christians on Campus, is a member of the International Thespian Society, and has been assistant director in numerous theater productions over the past four years. He loves to write songs, play the drums, bass guitar and piano. He has participated in a spiritual workshop in India and taught bible studies to children in Taiwan. Steven will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall.
                Frank Teng – Frank has a 4.5 GPA, is an Advanced Placement/Honors student and is ranked sixth in his class. He is a member of the California Scholarship Federation, the National Honor Society, was named AP Scholar with Honors, and took first place at the Destination Imagination competition. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the school’s newspaper, president of the Red Cross Club (he is also a trained professional rescuer.) Frank’s goal is to become an aerospace engineer at NASA. Frank will be attending Yale University in the fall.
                Winnie Wong – Winnie has a 4.58 GPA, is ranked second in her class, is an AP Scholar with Distinction, and is on track to receive an International Baccalaureate diploma. She has served as president of the Model United Nations, Vice President of the Chinese Club, Director of World Affairs for the Red Cross, and Secretary of the National Honor Society. She has participated in cross country, drama and Community of Caring. Winnie plans to major in biological sciences with goals to become an author, research scientist and college professor. Winnie will be attending UC Berkeley in the fall.
                Rowland High School is a National Blue Ribbon School, a California Distinguished School, and proud recipient of being named in 2008 as one of the top High Schools in America by U.S. News & World Report.
Pictured: Frank Teng with mother Su-May Wu recognized at Rowland Unified Board of Education Meeting with Board Member Robert Hidalgo and Asst. Superintendent of Secondary Education Christine Ericson.
- Steven Chang, Winnie Wong and Frank Teng.           
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