8 SENIORS ARE NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP FINALISTS HONORS BASED ON PUPILS' SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT.Byline: Daily News
Eight local high school seniors have been named finalists for the highly competitive National Merit Scholar awards, placing them in the top 1 percent of college-bound students in the nation.
This year's finalist are Jeffrey Amelang, Thomas Chen, Petar Sladic and Michael Abreu from Hart High School Hart High School may refer to:
Finalists are selected on the basis of their results on the Preliminary Scholarship Aptitude Test, taken in their junior year, and continuing scholastic achievement during their senior year.
Amelang was instrumental in founding the Robotics Club on the Hart campus and has promoted the concept of an honors physics class with a robotics curriculum. He has extended the outreach of the robotics program into two local sixth-grade classes.
Chen holds a grade-point average of 4.69 and ranks second in a class of 542 seniors, while participating in the most rigorous academic schedule available to Hart students.
Sladic ranks first in his class with a grade-point average of 4.71. He is on the Hart cross-country and track teams, and is considered a great motivator for his teammates.
Abreu is Hart's top-scoring student in the National Merit Scholarship competition. He is a two-year volunteer with Safe Rides, represented Hart in the Brainstormer competition and serves as tutoring director for the French Honor Society.
Danowitz has been on the Saugus High School Saugus High School may refer to:
Gan is a member of the National Honor Society The National Honor Society (NHS), established in 1921, is a recognition program for American high school students who show achievement in scholarship, leadership, service, and character. and California Scholarship Federation Started in 1921 by Charles F. Seymour, the California Scholarship Federation, or CSF, seeks to recognize students living in the state of California who possess high standards in academic scholarship, community service and citizenship. and serves on the Valencia High School Valencia High School may refer to:
Weiner coaches girls' softball for Hart Little League and is a tutor at SCORE, a local tutoring program. She has been accepted at the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA comprises the College of Letters and Science (the primary undergraduate college), seven professional schools, and five professional Health Science schools. Since 2001, UCLA has enrolled over 33,000 total students, and that number is steadily rising. , the University of California, San Diego UCSD is consistently ranked among the top ten public universities for undergraduate education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report. It is a Public Ivy.  For graduate studies, most of UCSD's Ph.D. , and the University of Oregon.
Hitzeroth is involved in swimming, track and concert choir at Canyon High. He has been accepted at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he attended an invitational summer workshop last year.