Forty-nine seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students placed among the top 50,000 of the more than 1.5 million juniors who took the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.
Each honoree received a Letter of Commendation in recognition of exceptional academic promise. Although Commended Students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some become candidates for scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses.
“Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation.”
North High Commended Students
North High’s Commended Students are: David Cheung, Kirsten Law, Ryan Mah, Benjamin Malekan, Mina Nabavian, Avery Park, Nina Phillips, Katherine Smolens, and Lauren Victory.