Nineteen students were named finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
This year’s class of finalists is the “largest in school history,” said district spokeswoman Tracey Carson.
The students are among about 15,000 finalists nationwide who represent less than 1 percent of students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Finalists will go on to compete for about 8,300 National Merit Scholarships, which will be announced beginning in March.
“We are very fortunate at Mason High School to have students who demonstrate academic excellence as well as leadership qualities within the classroom and in the community,” said Mason Principal Mindy McCarty-Stewart. “We could not be more proud of their accomplishments.”
This year’s finalists from Mason are: Alyssa Carvalho, John Deaton, Armaan Hasan, Mary Hennekes, Jeffery Huang, Weizhen Huang, Shakib Islam, Abhijit Kesbhat, Kevin Liao, Li-Shiuan Lin, Abhishek Ravinuthala, Naina Singh, Kelly Snider, Ana Sucaldito, Sam Whipple, Amy Yang, Tina Zhang, Will Zhang and Andrew Zheng.
In September, the school marked a record number of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. With 20 high scorers, Mason ranked second in the region only to Walnut Hills, which had 22 semifinalists.