ROWLAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS ROWLAND HEIGHTS, CA –- APRIL 20, 2009 -- Rowland High School announced that it has three students who are National Merit Scholarship Finalists. Each year, the National Merit Program recognizes the highest performing students throughout the United States who took the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude test during their junior year. To be honored by the National Merit Program, a student must score above the 98th percentile of all students in the county who participated in the test. Seniors Cliff Ahn, Joey Huang and Joan Wang were recognized for their achievement at the April 7 Rowland Unified Board of Education Meeting.
CLIFF AHN – Ahn is an AP Scholar with Honors and is on track to graduate with an International Baccalaureate diploma. His career goal is to enter the field of medicine. He is a member of the California Scholarship Federation and has been involved in many campus clubs including serving as president of the Model United Nations, treasurer of the Chess Club, senior representative for the Key Club, and a member of the Red Cross, Physics, IBA and Theatre clubs. He is also a member of the varsity track team. In addition, he stole the show with his acting and singing performance as the Cat in the Hat in this year’s play, Seussical the Musical.
JOAN WANG – Wang is ranked number one in her class, is an AP Scholar with Distinction, and is on track to graduate with an International Baccalaureate diploma. She has served as the captain of the Rowland High School Dance Team for the past two years, is secretary of the National Honor Society, publicity chair for the California Scholarship Federation, treasurer of the Key Club, and is a member of the Do Something and IBA clubs. She volunteers at a local hospital, Pomona Valley Habitat for Humanity, and at a local preschool. She plans to major in business and engineering with the goal of becoming and engineer manager. JOEY HUANG – Huang is also on track to graduate with an International Baccalaureate diploma. She excels in math and science, choosing to do a double major in IB Biology and IB Physics. Huang is also a remarkable artist and has created some exceptional pieces. While she focuses on drawing, she has produced some very unique jewelry as well. Participation in campus activities includes serving as a member of the Chinese Club, Enviosci Club and Herpetology Club. In addition, she is a volunteer at the City of Hope Hospital. Her goals include majoring in biomedical engineering and entering the medical field.
Each student pictured with Rowland Board President Robert Hidalgo (left) and Rowland High School Principal Robbie Robinson.