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Senior Activity Day Moved to Fall Semester
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Senior Activity Day Moved to Fall Semester

By CARLY ZHOU Staff Writer Senior Activity Day was moved from the spring to the fall semester this year in conjunction with the changes to the testing schedule for the PPSAT, PACT, and PSAT. Despite criticism from seniors that the date was inconvenient due to coinciding with college applications, participation remained the same as previous...

36 students qualify as semifinalists for prestigious National Merit Scholarship
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36 students qualify as semifinalists for prestigious National Merit Scholarship

By TARA TOOSSI Staff Writer UPDATED AS OF 9/25/17: Michael Wu (Sr.) has qualified as a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program, increasing the grand total of UHS semifinalists to 36.  UPDATED AS OF 9/20/2017: Shivakrishna Vasireddy (Sr.) has qualified as a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program, bringing the grand total of semifinalists...

36 students from UHS qualify as National Merit semifinalists
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36 students from UHS qualify as National Merit semifinalists

By CATHY SUN News Editor 36 students from UHS qualified as semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program this school year, an increase of 14 from last year. The scholarship is based on students’ Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) scores taken during their junior year, in addition to the SAT itself. Semifinalists are the...

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Forty-five UHS students qualify for National Merit

 On September 16, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its nationwide semifinalists, of which 286 were students from Orange County. Out of those 286 students, 84 attend schools in the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD). Approximately 1.5 million juniors took the Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) in 2013, but only 16,000 students with a score...