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Thirty-five Syosset High School Seniors Named 2024 National Merit Semifinalists

Syosset Central School District is proud to announce that 35 Syosset High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students qualified for this distinction by scoring among the highest in the state on the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Congratulations to seniors Jessica Albrecht, Alex Chen, Andy Chen, Scout Chen, Ria Dhulia, Darius Fan, Matthew Finkel, Anoushka George, Jamie Guo, Sean Guo, Nathalia Guzman, Benjamin Hasselbring, Griffin Hon, Vincent  Huang, Ashley Huang, Simeon Hur, Sabina Kim, Jesse Lebolt, Brenton Lee, Katelyn Lee, Maxwell Lee, Samuel Liu, Hagen Lu, James Masson, Blesson Ren, Aryan Shah, Aberam Sriganesh, Emily Su, Arya Tooley, Benjamin Vitalie, Ryan Wei, Samuel Xiao, Nicholas Yang, Wendy Yin, and Ann 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.

“This is the largest number of semifinalists in our school’s history,” said Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante. “We are so proud of these students for their accomplishments both in the classroom and in our community.”

The Semifinalists have qualified to compete for 7,140 National Merit scholarships totaling nearly $28 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 2024, with the National Merit Scholars to be named later in the spring.