Sierra Lutheran High School junior Andreas Gilson scored in the 2.5 percent of juniors regionally on the PSAT/NMSQT test.
Sierra Lutheran High School juniors Caleb Dries and Andreas
Gilson scored in the top 2.5 percent of juniors in the region on the PSAT/NMSQT
test, making them eligible to participate in the College Board National
Gilson, who qualified in the rural tier, and Dries, who
qualified in the rural and Hispanic-American tiers, have been invited to
participate in the College Board National Recognition Programs. This
classification acknowledges academically exceptional students for colleges
across the country. Only students who score amongst the highest nationally on
the PSAT/NMSQT and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher by the middle of
their junior year are eligible for this consideration.
“It is a pleasure to see Caleb and Andreas earning national
recognition for their academic accomplishments,” SLHS Principal Dr. Tami Seddon
said. “They both have shown the capability to excel academically at Sierra
Lutheran High School. We hope this award will open doors for their bright
Dries also qualified as a Commended Student by the National
Merit Scholarship Program. Of the approximately 3.5 million juniors across the
United States who sit for the PSAT/NMSQT, only two-thirds of the approximately
50,000 high scorers receive Commended status.
"Both Caleb and Andreas are outstanding juniors with
bright futures,” SLHS College & Career Planning Director Jenny Cochran
said. “They began their journey with the PSAT sophomore year and improved their
scores substantially this year. We are very proud of their dedication to their
academics and pre-collegiate work.”
Sierra Lutheran High School is ranked by Niche among the top
10 private schools in the state.