Onward and Upward

 Walt Whitman Assistant Principal Mr. Jon Varlamos congratulates our three National Merit Scholarship Finalists l-r: Kentaro Matsushima, Joseph VanGostein, and Joshua Joseph.
Walt Whitman Assistant Principal Mr. Jon Varlamos congratulates our three National Merit Scholarship Finalists l-r: Kentaro Matsushima, Joseph VanGostein, and Joshua Joseph.

Last May they qualified, in September they were national Semifinalists, in February we learned that they are now finalists, and in March, the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Corporation will announce their winners. Congratulations to finalists Kentaro Matsushima, Joseph VanGostein, and Joshua Joseph.

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. High school students enter the program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors.