Ryan Hanson– Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Freshman, sophomore, and junior Mustangs will be taking the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) on Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Sophomores will take the test free of charge but interested freshman and juniors had to pay a $20 fee.
Although the PSAT does not count towards college admissions applications, it helps measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT.
The PSAT also acts as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship. Top scorers can compete for national recognition and scholarships.
LRHS testing coordinator Jeffrey Simmons said, “For freshman and sophomores it is practice for the SAT and helps them to become familiar with the test. But for juniors, their scores can be used to identify if they qualify for the National Merit scholarship.”