Wakefield is proud to announce four students who have been recognized by the College Board for their performance on the 2021 PSAT exam.
Senior Yujin Chung was named a Commended Student by the Board. Of the 1.5 million students who take the PSAT, some 50,000 with the highest scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and of these, about 34,000, or the top two to three percent of all test takers nationally, receive Letters of Commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise.
Yujin is well known at Wakefield for her unusual affinity for mathematics and was the recipient of last year’s Mathematics Award, as well as the Spanish Award. She is the daughter of Daekyung Chung and Jimin Koo of Gainesville.
In addition to its annual scholarship competition, the College Board National Recognition Programs create pathways to college for underrepresented students by awarding them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country.
This year Wakefield had three students who were recognized in the College Board National Rural and Small Town Recognition Progam: senior Andrew Renz, son of Victoria Miller of Broad Run and Matthew Renz of Front Royal; senior Patrick Sharp, son of Martha and Kenneth Sharp of Leesburg; and junior Shaw Stewart, son of Jessica and Trevor Lanham of Amissville.
In addition, Patrick Sharp was recognized in the College Board’s Hispanic Recognition Program, and Shaw Stewart in the African-American Recognition Program.
Congratulations to all!