Long Beach High School senior Samuel Adler was recently named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 69th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
Adler is among approximately 16,000 semifinalists selected nationally from an estimated 1.3 million who entered the academic competition upon taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test as juniors.
Being recognized as a national merit semifinalist means Adler has a chance to win a National Merit Scholarship, which will be offered next spring. A semifinalist represents the top one percent of United States high school seniors and the highest-scoring entrants from each state.
Adler will now move forward with a scholarship application with his academic record, participation in school and community activities, leadership experience, jobs and other awards and honors. He will also be endorsed by a Long Beach High School official and needs to write a compelling essay.