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13 Syosset High School Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Syosset Central School District is pleased to announce that 13 Syosset High School seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists. The students qualified for this distinction by scoring among the highest in the state on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Albert, Giulia Barbella, Connor Chen, Caleb Deitch, Ronit Dhulia, Vivian Duan, Sophia Jang, Lance Lampert, Caroline Lee, Cindy Li, Nikhil Vohra, Kevin Xu, and Alex Zhuo. 

Approximately 16,000 high school students nationwide were named Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. A Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. The semifinalists have qualified to compete for approximately 7,600 National Merit scholarships worth more than $31 million. Finalists will be announced in February 2020, with the winners to be named in the spring. 

“We are very proud of the 13 Syosset students named National Merit Semifinalists and their incredible academic achievements,” said Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante. “We wish them continued success in their futures.”

Photo Caption: Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers (far left) and Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante are pictured with the semifinalists.

Photo courtesy of the Syosset School District

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