March 2, 2012 > Student achievements
Submitted By Rick La Plante
Seven Logan Seniors Named National Merit Finalists:
The seven James Logan High School seniors, who were previously named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program, have been announced as finalists, according to Principal Amy McNamara.
The students - Zong Yang Huang, Diane Qi, Lucia Song, Michael Xu, Jimmy Yin, Jason Zhang and Sihong Zhu - are among only about 15,000 finalists nationwide, from among an estimated 1.5 million original entrants. About 8,300 finalists will receive either a National Merit Scholarship, worth $2,500, or a corporate-sponsored or college-sponsored Merit scholarship.
Logan Students Vie in Chemistry Olympiad:
Three Logan High students have qualified to compete in the initial stages of selection for the U.S. team that will take part in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad in Washington D.C. in July, reports teacher Michelle Galaria.
With the help of advanced placement chemistry teacher Roy Ting, students Matthew Wang, Edgar Malagon and Michael Wang qualified for local examinations in March, after which 1,000 qualifiers will advance to the national competition, which involves a three-part exam. The top 20 scorers on the national exam will be invited to a study camp, after which the four-member U.S. team will be selected.