WEST COVINA, CA – Edgewood High School senior Brandon Lam received an Honorable Mention from the National Merit Scholarship program for achieving stellar scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Of the 1.6 million students who took the exam, Lam was one of 50,000 to be recognized.
“It means a lot to see that the time I spent practicing and studying paid off, and I can be proud knowing that I scored well enough to be considered,” Lam said.
Lam, who holds a weighted 4.6 GPA, explores his love of the arts through Edgewood’s International Baccalaureate dance program. He serves as president of his school’s Interact volunteer club and green club. He also is a member of ASB, National Honor Society, Korean Dance club and Bridges, a club that helps freshmen acclimate to high school.
“My family is always supporting me and pushing me to succeed, and this has helped me reach where I am,” Lam said. “My brother has had a big impact on me – he is always there for me, even now while he’s at college. He makes sure that I’m OK physically and mentally, and not just with school.”
Lam plans to study psychology at UCLA or UC San Diego.
“I want to thank Edgewood for providing me what I need to succeed,” Lam said. “My teachers support my personal and academic growth, and I’m really blessed to have a school that supports me so much.”
WCUSD_LAM: Edgewood High School senior Brandon Lam received an Honorable Mention from the National Merit Scholarship program for achieving stellar scores on the PSAT.