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31 Seniors Named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Thirty-one students in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Semifinalists in the prestigious 2022 National Merit Scholarship Competition (NMSC).

North High National Merit Semifinalists are photographed with their building principal

 John L. Miller-Great Neck North High School Semifinalists (pictured above) are: Victoria Guan, Shifan He, Joshua Li, Claire Luo, Brandon Maher, Maya Slobin, Alicia Sun, Sahar Tartak, Kenneth Xiao, and David Zeng.

South High National Merit Semifinalists are photographed with their building principal

William A. Shine-Great Neck South High School Semifinalists (pictured above) are: Amaar Alwani, Karly Chan, Rena Chen, Iris Cho, Farah Daredia, Amy He, Sophia Hunter, Eden Katz, Jeremy Kotlyar, Andre Lungu, Matthew Moy, Matthew Tsui, Alexander Voses, Isabel Wang, Katherine Wang, Ross Williams, Jansen Wong, Mengyu Wu, John Xie, Rick Xu, and Erin Yim.

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 2022. Merit Scholarship Winners will be chosen from among the Finalists to receive one or more Merit Scholarship Awards.