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16 Syosset High School Seniors Named 2023 National Merit Semifinalists

Syosset Central School District is proud to announce that 16 Syosset High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students qualified for this distinction by scoring among the highest in the state on the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Congratulations to seniors Shi Fang Chen, Imran K. Gangat, Sabrina Guo, Alan Q. Huang, Vatsal Kalola, Stella B. Kim, Mako Kobayashi, Maggie Liu, Maximus H. Lu, Colin Rosen, Jaydin T. Sharma, Vivek C. Turakhia, Alex L. Wang, Jonathan S. Wong, Abigail Wu, and Yiyu Zhang.

They are among the approximately 16,000 high school students nationwide who were named Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), representing less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors.

Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante congratulated the students saying, “We are so proud of our National Merit Semifinalists for all of their accomplishments, both in their classrooms and in the Syosset community.”

The Semifinalists have qualified to compete for approximately 7,500 National Merit scholarships totaling approximately $30 million. To advance as a finalist, the Semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay and earn qualifying SAT/ACT scores. Finalists will be announced in February 2023, with the National Merit Scholars to be named later in the spring.