Ten Diamond Bar High School seniors have been named 2012 National Merit Semi-Finalists.
They are among 16,000 academically talented students in the country that will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships worth more that $34 million offered next spring.
About 1.5 million juniors in 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the PSAT exam.
The semi-finalists have the highest scores in the state and represent less than 1 percent of the U.S. high school seniors.
Michael Cheng, Siri Guntupalli, Jason Hung, Richard W. Koh, Laura Mo, Ian Pan, Vincent Pang, Nadia Shakfeh, Joseph W. Tang and Crystal Zhang.