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National Merit Commended Students

Forty-eight seniors in the Great Neck Public Schools have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students placed among the top 50,000 of the more than 1.5 million juniors who took the 2020 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.

“Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “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. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

North High Commended Students

North High’s Commended Students are: Michael Bornstein, Ryan Chen, Claire Cho, Jamie Fleshel, Kevin Khadavi, Reyna Kim, Gregory Leung, Zachary Levine, Jason Mei, Ernest Pang, Hailey Toch, Sarah Tsai, Trinity Wu, William Wu, Christopher Yang, Olivia Yeroushalmi, and Han Zheng.

South High Commended Students

South High’s Commended Students are: Laura An, Tristan Atreides, FeiFan Cao, Chloe Chan, Andrew Choe, Hannah Fisk, Sophie Galperin, Jonathan Guo, Nicole Kam, Joonhyuk Ko, Johann Lee, Aileen Li, Collin Li, Jessica Lin, Samantha Lin, Samuel Lurvey, Joshua Magidson, Sana Merchant, Eileen Mou, Daniel Niu, Preeti Shaji, Shruti Shaji, Kate Shaw, Neal Sodhi, Grace Song, Charrei Sung, Yiqi Tan, Lydia Wang, Derek Yu, Kevin Zhang, and Andrea Zhou.