National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Named

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Eight Semifinalists, 44 Commended Students Recognized

Eight Syosset High School seniors have been named semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Nishant Bhaumik, Melinda Blumenstock, Mathew Chvasta, Bradley Greenberg, Nikhil Jhaveri, Grace Kim, Simar Kohli and Wanlin Li. 

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation awarded this distinction to approximately 16,000 high school students nationwide. The semifinalists have qualified to compete for approximately 7,500 available National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Finalists will be announced in February 2018, with the winners to be named in the spring. 

Semifinalists qualified by scoring among the highest in the state on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test last year, including the top 1 percent nationally. 

Additionally, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation named 44 Syosset High School seniors Commended Students in the program. These students are among 34,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT based on a national selection index and will receive Letters of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante (far left) and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Rogers (far right) are pictured congratulating the high school’s semifinalists. The students were also honored at the September Board of Education meeting. (also pictured).