National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s National Merit $2500 Scholarship winners – including Angela Assante, a senior at La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls.
The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the program.
The National Merit Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Assante earned a perfect composite score of 36 on her ACT test. Nationally, on average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT test earns the top score.
“We are extremely proud of Angela’s achievements,” said Mahina Hugo, Head of School for La Pietra. “She has blossomed into a confident and driven young woman. We look forward to her embracing challenges of college and pursuing her dreams on a global scale.”