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LBHS Senior Earns National Merit Scholarship

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Long Beach High School proudly congratulates senior Arjun Gupta for his accomplishment as a Merit Scholar in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He advanced to this level after earning Semifinalist and Finalist distinctions earlier this school year, which were granted based on his PSAT scores. 

This recent honor bestows a $2,500 scholarship upon select recipients nationwide. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Academic success, community involvement and an essay were among the many criteria that were reviewed by a panel of college admissions officers and high school counselors. 

Arjun participates in various programs and opportunities at Long Beach High School. He has served as president of the Math Club and a member of the Chess Club and Best Pals organization. He also participated in DECA and placed within the state’s top 10 in his category last year, and is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. Additionally, he is an accomplished swim, tennis and cross-country athlete. He plans to attend Vanderbilt University in the fall.