AUC’s first Semifinalist in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program and National Hispanic Scholars

Alexandros Christodoulou-Rubalcava (Class of 2013) is our very first  Semifinalist in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program!

The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. About 1.5 million juniors each year in more than 22,000 high schools entered the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) and by meeting published program entry/participation requirements. Only 16,000 students, or approximately one-third of the 50,000 high scorers, are qualified as Semifinalists. Semifinalists are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Semifinalists may advance to the Finalist level and compete for various National Merit Scholarships by meeting high academic standards and some other requirements. Merit Scholars are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

In addition, four students of the AUC Class of 2013 were recognized as National Hispanic Scholars: Alexandros Christodoulou-Rubalcava, Francis Curiel, Mark Lozano, and Raymond Maspons.
The National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) identifies academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students. Each year, the NHRP honors nearly 5,000 of the highest-scoring students from the approximately 235,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT®.

National Hispanic Scholars: Francis Curiel(L), Mark Lozano (M), Raymond Maspons (R)

We would like to congratulate all of them on their achievements and wish them good luck with their college applications.