By Cliff Djajapranata,
HUB Staff Writer–
Scores of students converged on the Davis High campus on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 19 to take the PSAT.
The PSAT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and is offered once a year to students nationwide.
While a number of sophomores and younger students partook in the exam, the test can have the greatest impact on juniors, who can receive special recognition for high scores. Among these recognized juniors are commended students, semifinalists and finalists, with finalists being able to receive scholarships.
Despite the motivation of receiving awards, junior Martha Fiehn took the PSAT for practice.
“I’m hoping that my PSAT scores will either motivate me to study and prepare for the SAT or boost my confidence,” Fiehn said.
While Fiehn thought that this year’s PSAT was easier than the one she took in ninth grade, junior Richard Gao found this year’s test harder than last year’s exam.
“I think the reading section had some really tough vocab,” Gao said.
And although Gao though that the test was hard, he hopes to use this experience to gauge where he is now and how much he has to prepare for the SAT.
Results of the PSAT will be revealed sometime in December.