Congratulations to Daryl Yap ‘18, who has been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for the 2017-2018 school year. Yap has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist.
The honor recognizes Yap for her outstanding performance in the 2016 Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). She earned test scores among the top 16,000 of more than 1.6 million students in the country taking the PSAT in 2016. Yap said it’s been her dream since 8th grade to achieve this honor. All of us at DeLaSalle can take pride that our school once again is among the leaders in Minnesota in producing National Merit scholars.
DeLaSalle congratulates Yap, her parents, and her grade school teachers, for the considerable effort that led to such outstanding performance.
It’s likely that more DeLaSalle students may soon be recognized as a “Commended Student” or “National Achievement Scholar” for their performance on the 2016 PSAT. The National College Board will recognize those students in coming weeks.
Since 2004, more than 100 DeLaSalle students have earned recognition as a National Merit Semi-finalist or Commended Student, or as a National Achievement Scholar – and then continued their education in college. Several of these scholars have attended some of the most competitive colleges in the country, including Boston College, Brown, Carleton, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Hampshire, Johns Hopkins, Macalester, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Rice, Stanford, Southern California, Swarthmore, Vassar, Vanderbilt, Washington University, Wellesley, Whitman, and Yale, to name but a few.