Yee-Lynn Lee and Yee-Van Lee, seniors at Liberty High School, have been named Finalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. This program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies.
Lynn and Van are twins who perform at high academic levels. Both students have a strong connection with their culture. In order to learn Chinese, they took classes outside of Liberty High School. Although not offered at Liberty, both requested and took the AP exam, earning a perfect score of five on their AP Chinese exam. It is evident they are empathic and caring students, as both Lynn and Van tutor students in numerous areas of course studies.
This is where the similarities end, as each twin has separate and distinct future goals. Van is intending to major in business and is looking for a strong business and economic program in the college he will attend. Lynn, on the other hand, has varied interests that include music and math, as well as languages and literature. She is seeking a liberal arts program in a prestigious university setting. Lynn very much enjoys performing musically. She has excelled not only within the music program at Liberty, but also outside by earning several All-County and All-State recognitions.
According to school counselor Jonathan Putt, “No matter their ultimate destination, both siblings have a wealth of experiences for such young adults, and both excel in every one of those areas through their hard work and dedication.”
Finalists for the National Merit Scholarship Program must have a record of consistently very high academic performance in all of grades 9-12 and in any college course work taken. Finalists must also take the SAT and earn scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance. Merit Scholar awardees will be chosen from this group of Finalists based on their abilities, skills, and accomplishments.