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National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Thirty-one students at South High School have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2024 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC).


William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Semifinalists are: Trevor Boshnack, Kirin Chan, Ivan Chiang, Emilia Chiu, Qihe Cui, Nathan Gaysynsky, Jacqueline Han, Kelly Hon, Albert Hu, Luke Huang, Erica Jiang, Brandon Kim, Joanne Lee, Elizabeth Levine, Dana Li, Serena Li, Lillian Lin, Victoria Lin, Brian Liu, Kaitlyn Liu, Michelle Luo, Kira Nguyen, Christopher Qu, Myra Saeed, Helen Tang, Aman Thawani, Jill Wang, Ashley Wei, Ethan Wu, Maggie Wu, and Alexander Xu.

These Semifinalists are among the 16,000 named nationwide, having scored among the highest in New York State on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which they took last year.

The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. These Semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of seniors in the country, will be identified to colleges and universities in order to increase their educational opportunities.

Semifinalists are invited to complete a detailed scholarship application and provide academic and leadership credentials to be considered as a Finalist in the competition. Approximately 15,000 students will be announced as Finalists in February 2024. Merit Scholarship Winners will be chosen from among the Finalists to receive one or more Merit Scholarship Awards.