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Additional students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Hello,

I recently announced our three seniors, Benjamin Liu, Jennifer Pi, and Kenneth Tsai who were named as National Merit Semifinalists.  I am proud to share that additional students are being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Seniors Jeremy Powell and Noelle Schorn earned qualifying scores for the National Hispanic Recognition Program and Kara Turner earned a qualifying score for the National Achievement Scholarship Program.  

We also received notice that 30 VHS seniors have been named as Commended Students for scoring in the top 5% in the nation on the fall 2013 PSAT.  Our Commended Students are Kang An, Urmi Bhaumik, Dakota Bishop, Jack D’Aquila, Ju Han, Yuri Ho, Aaron Kang, Jason Kim, Austin Lee, Emily Lee, Heather Lim, Egbert Lin, Alan Mangosong, Zachary May, Kaitlin Mcfarland, Apurva Mody, Mitchel Pham, Jinnie Rhee, Madelyn Rychlik, Noelle Schorn, Samantha Siu, Minkyu Sohn, Annie Truong, Kara Turner, Alexandru Vajiac, Lucy Womack, Clarabel Wu, Terry Yau, Joseph Yen, and Taylor Youngquist.  

A press release summarizing all National Merit recognition is attached.  Please join me in congratulating these outstanding students.

Sincerely,

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The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11
 
Compliance Officer for Complaints. Employee complaint: Rick Lopez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources (714) 985-8408. Title IX Sexual Harassment and any other discrimination complaints: Cary Johnson, Director, Educational Services (714) 985-8656. Americans with Disabilities Act complaints: Richard McAlindin, Executive Director, Instructional Support (714) 985-8727. Bullying, intimidation complaints: Rick Riegel, Administrator, Student Services (714) 985-8671
 
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El Distrito Escolar Unificado Placentia-Yorba Linda, prohíbe la discriminación, acoso, intimidación, hostigamiento en todas las actividades, programas y empleo del distrito en base a género real o percibido, identificación de género, expresión de género, raza, etnia, color, religión ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional, identificación de grupo étnico, estado de inmigración, sexo, orientación sexual, estatus marital o parental, embarazo, edad discapacidad física o mental o en base a la asociación de la persona con una persona o grupo, con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Referencia: BP 0410; 1312.3; 4111.1; 5145.3; 5145.7; 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11.
 
Quejas de empleados: Rick Lopez, Asistente de Superintendente, Recursos Humanos (714) 985-8408. Titulo IX Acoso Sexual y cualquier otra queja de discriminación: Cary Johnson, Director, Servicios Educativos (714) 985-8656. Americanos con Discapacidades Acta de quejas: Richard McAlindin, Director Ejecutivo, Apoyo Educativo (714) 985-8727. Quejas de acoso, intimidación: Rick Riegel, Administrador, Servicios Estudiantiles (714) 985-8671

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