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South High Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists





Twenty-two South High School students have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2023 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC).

The William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Semifinalists are: Ryan Chen, Claudia Cheng, Brayden Chien, Justin Choi, Spencer Hom, Charles Huang, Edward Huang, William Huang, Alok Karkare, Drew Kim, Sooah Kwak, Sebastian Lennox, Kan Heng Lin, Sophia Liu, Emma Maliar, Riya Mitra, Amit Saha, Amber Sun, Ashley Wu, Joy Yang, Dayoung Yu, Richard Zhuang.

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 2023. Merit Scholarship Winners will be chosen from among the Finalists to receive one or more Merit Scholarship Awards.